Once Again, FIFA Bans Amos Adamu for Two Years
Corruption and unprofessionalism never seem to be far from football administration in Nigeria as one of Nigeria’s highest ranking sports administrators, Amos Adamu, has been banned by the Federation de Internationale Football association (FIFA), Ethics committee for another two years.
The ethics committee has been investigating Adamu for alleged breaches of its code of ethics since march 2015 after which they recommended the punishment in December last year.
Amos Adamu was once a former FIFA executive committee member who would have probably moved up higher in the administration of the world game as well as maybe become the president of CAF, was initially suspended by FIFA for three years in 2010 for asking for money in exchange for World Cup votes.
A press release on Tuesday by the world governing body for football read in part that “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has decided to ban the former football official Amos Adamu for two years from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level.”
Adamu was found to be guilty of violating articles 13 (General rules of conduct), 15 (Loyalty) and 19 (Conflicts of interest) of the FIFA Code of Ethics
The sanction is effective from 28 February 2017, the date on which the notification was given.