World Cup - Adamu to appeal again

Mon, 07 Feb 19:11:00 2011

Suspended FIFA executive committee member Amos Adamu is to make another appeal against his three-year ban in the corruption scandal which marred the contest to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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The Nigerian sports administrator lost his appeal last week against a ban from all soccer-related activities for three years plus a 10,000 Swiss franc ($10,450) fine and will now take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

"I'm desperate to prove my innocence on these corruption charges," Adamu said in a BBC interview on Monday.

"I am not desperate to be in either FIFA or the Confederation of African Football."

Adamu was banned along with Oceania Football Confederaion Reynald Temarii for allegedly offered to sell their votes in the hosting contest to Sunday Times reporters posing as lobbyists for an American consortium.

Reuters

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