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Friday 24 May 2019, 14:00

Adjudicatory chamber of independent Ethics Committee sanctions Chabour Goc Alei

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Chabour Goc Alei, the former President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) and a former FIFA standing committee member, guilty of having misappropriated FIFA funds, as well as having offered gifts or benefits, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

The investigation into Mr Alei was related to the misappropriation of FIFA Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) and FIFA Goal Programme funds received by the SSFA during the 2014 and 2015 period, and to various payments made (from such funds) to football officials and other individuals.

In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Alei had breached art. 28 (Misappropriation of funds) and art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) of the 2018 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics, and banned him from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level for a period of ten years. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed upon him.

The decision was notified to Mr Alei today, the date on which the ban comes into force.