African official Musa Hassan Bility who recently won Liberty Party Chairmanship receives a 10-year ban for breaching the football authority’s code of ethics.

FIFA’s ethics committee has been formally investigating Bility since last May after football’s world body audited the LFA’s financial accounts, which he led [Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA-EFE]

Bility is a former LFA president and a current member of the executive of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). He has been critical of the recent steps taken by FIFA to take a more direct role in the running of African football.

FIFA said on Wednesday that Bility was “guilty of having misappropriated FIFA funds as well as having received benefits and found himself in situations of conflict of interest, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics”.

On Monday, Bility had said he will ask the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport to declare invalid the agreement by which FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura will be sent on a secondment to overhaul the African governing body.

FIFA’s ethics committee has been formally investigating Bility since last May after football’s world body audited the LFA’s financial accounts, which he led.

FIFA found conflicts of interest, including “various payments made by the LFA to [and received from] entities owned by or connected to Mr. Bility and his family”.

FIFA also identified “misappropriation of the funds granted under FIFA’s ’11 against Ebola’ campaign”.

It was launched in 2014 by FIFA working with the World Health Organization and included Cristiano Ronaldo helping raise awareness of the medical emergency in Africa.

Bility was also suspected of misappropriating money from Liberia‘s annual grants from FIFA which are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In recent weeks, after Bility was questioned by FIFA’s ethics investigators, he led resistance within CAF’s top committee against a plan for FIFA’s Samoura, who is from Senegal, effectively running the Cairo-based organization on an initial six-month basis.

Bility said the move breached CAF’s legal statutes and would be the basis of his appeal to sport’s highest court in Switzerland.

source: Aljazeera

 

[TheChamp-FB-Comments]

24 COMMENTS

  1. Hey! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to
    give a quick shout out and ssay I ttruly enjoy reading through yopur articles.
    Appreciate it!

  2. Hi there to every body, it’s my first go to see of this
    webpage; this webpage contains amazzing and really excellenht data in support of readers.

  3. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog
    before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and
    I’ll bee bookmarking and checkung back frequently!

  4. My programmer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress
    on a number of websites for about a year and am worried
    about switching to another platform. I have heard good things about blogengine.net.

    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated! 0mniartist asmr

  5. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this web site before but after browsing through a few
    of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m certainly happy I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking it and
    checking back regularly! asmr 0mniartist

  6. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blpg before butt after browsing
    through some of thhe post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  7. I have fouhd very interesting your article.It’s pretty worth enough for
    me. In my view, if all website owners and
    bloggers made good content aas you did, the web
    will be a lot morre useful than ever before.

  8. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
    Very useful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such
    info a lot. I was looking forr this particular information for a long time.
    Thannk you and best of luck.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here