Nigerian administrator and former FIFA executive committee member Amos Adamu faces a second ban for unethical conduct.
The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of the world football governing body, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, recommended a two-year ban for the ex-WAFU president and former member of CAF and FIFA Executive Committees, from all football -related activities.
The FIFA’s investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee stated that Adamu violated articles 13, 15 and 19 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE).
A statement issued by the committee read: “The investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, were opened on 9 March 2015 and the final report was passed to the adjudicatory chamber on 2 December 2016.
“In the final report, the investigatory chamber recommends a sanction of a two-year ban from all football-related activities (administrative, sports and any other) and a fine of CHF 20,000 for violations of arts 13, 15 and 19 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE).”
“The adjudicatory chamber under its chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert has studied the report carefully and decided to institute formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Adamu.
“In the course of the proceedings, the party will be invited to submit his position including any evidence with regard to the final report of the investigatory chamber (art. 70 par. 2 of the FCE), and may request a hearing (art. 74 par. 2 of the FCE).”
The judging chamber says Adamu can request a hearing.
It would be recalled, Adamu was first banned for three years and fined in November 2010 by the FIFA ethics committee for breaching bribery rules.