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FIFA rejects Amos Adamu’s appeal

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World soccer governing body, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has rejected Amos Adamu’s appeal after suspension, the Reuters news wire has reported.

Amos Adamu a former Nigerian sports minister, who was found guilty of bribery and breaching ethics guidelines in the cash-for-votes scandal ahead of the decision on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts, is banned for three years by FIFA.

Tahiti’s Reynald Temarii is also suspended for a year, the news wire reported.

This means that both Amos Adamu and Reynold Temarii are suspended from FIFA’s executive committee and are also banned from all soccer-related activity

The appeals committee verdicts came after it heard all five cases at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday and Thursday.

By Ekow Quandzie

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