Sec­ond ban for Adamu

New Straits Times - - Sport -

ZURICH: For­mer Fifa ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­ber Amos Adamu has re­ceived a sec­ond ban for un­eth­i­cal con­duct.

Fifa’s ethics com­mit­tee said on Tues­day that its lat­est ban was the re­sult of Adamu’s “in­volve­ment in the or­gan­i­sa­tion of an event in 2010” which vi­o­lated the rules of con­duct and con­sti­tuted a con­flict of in­ter­est.

A Fifa in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­port, pub­lished in 2014, cited an ar­ti­cle in Bri­tish news­pa­per The Sun­day

Times which al­leged that Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid team paid US$1 mil­lion (RM4.5 mil­lion) to Adamu’s son to “spon­sor” an “African Le­gends Din­ner” in 2010 in Jo­han­nes­burg.

Adamu was an ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­ber in 2010 when Rus­sia and Qatar won host­ing rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

The Nige­rian did not vote as he was sus­pended by the ethics com­mit­tee for seek­ing bribes in a sep­a­rate un­der­cover sting by

The Sun­day Times.

Adamu was later banned for three years and lost his po­si­tions with Fifa and the Con­fed­er­a­tion of African Foot­ball. Qatar has con­sis­tently de­nied any wrong­do­ing in its win­ning bid.

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