3 banned FIFA officials get appeal dates at CAS
Sunday, August 28, 2011
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set dates to hear three former FIFA executive committee members appeal their bans for corruption.
CAS says Amos Adamu of Nigeria will challenge his three-year ban from all soccer duties on Oct. 4. Adamu became the first FIFA official sanctioned for bribery last November, after a British newspaper alleged vote-trading in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.
Amadou Diakite and Ahongalu Fusimalohi reportedly advised The Sunday Times' undercover reporters how to bribe their former FIFA colleagues.
CAS says Mali's Diakite appeals his two-year ban on Oct. 19.
Fusimalohi, who lost his job as Tonga Football Association general secretary, challenges his two-year ban on Nov. 7.