Friday, November 19, 2010

Dr. Amos Adamu gets three year ban from football

FIFA's Ethics Committee has finally released its ruling on the allegations of vote selling against Nigeria's Dr. Amos Adamu and others.

Dr. Amos Adamu got a three year ban from all football-related activites plus a $10, 000 dollars fine as punishment for his role in the scandal.

In a quick reaction, Dr. Adamu in a statement reiterated his innocence and expressed displeasure with the Ethics Committee's findings.

"I am profoundly disappointed with the Ethics Committee's findings and had honestly believed I would be exonerated of any charges by now," he said.

"I am innocent of all the charges levelled against me by the Ethics Committee and I completely refute the decision they have made.

"I will be lodging a full appeal against it with immediate effect." He said.

The Committee also found Tahiti's Reynald Temarii, Tunisia's Slim Aloulou, Mali's Amadu Diakite, Botswana's Ismael Bhamjee and Tonga's Ahongalu Fusimalohi guilty.

In addition to a $10,000 dollar fine, Bhamjee was banned for four years, Diakite and Fusimalohi for three and Aloulou for two.

Temarii got the least punishment - he was suspended for one year and got slammed with a $5,000 fine.

Daily Trust

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