“Lack of collaboration” in investigation cited by football organization
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Najeeb Chirakal has been “banned by the Fifa Ethics Committee from taking part in all football-related activity, at any level” for failing to “collaborate” with investigations into possible misconduct by Mohamed Bin Hammam. The former Fifa executive committee member is under investigation linked to reports he bribed officials to obtain their vote in his bid for president of the world football federation.
Chirakal is the first football official to be suspended under new ethics rules adopted by Fifa in March 2012 in the wake of the Bin Hammam and other scandals.
Fifa said in an announcement Tuesday 2 October that the ban is effective immediately and will last for two months “or until Chirakal cooperates with these proceedings as requested, whichever is earlier”.
Specifically, he is accused of failing to respond to a request from investigators for documents.
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