FIFA officially decides to ban Issa Hayatou for a year and fine 30,000 Swiss francs


The Ethics Committee of the International Football Association “FIFA” has imposed a ban on the former president of the Confederation of African Football “CAF” of Cameroon, Issa Hayatou, for a year, in addition to a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs, due to violations in Signing a memorandum of understanding and a contractual agreement for media marketing and marketing rights for competitions organized by CAF with the French company Lagardere Sport between 2014 and 2017.

A FIFA statement said: “After an extensive hearing, the Judicial Chamber, based on information gathered by the Investigation Chamber, ruled that Mr Hayatou had breached his duty of loyalty in his position as President of the Confederation of African Football, by entering, on behalf and on behalf of the Confederation, into an anti-competition agreement with Lagardere Sport which was harmful and caused serious damage to CAF (both financially, at EGP 200m, as well as to its reputation).

As a result, the Judicial Chamber found that Mr. Hayatou had violated Article 15 of the current version of the FIFA Code of Ethics and punished him by banning him from participating in any kind of football-related activities at national and international levels for a period of one year. In addition, a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs was imposed on Mr. Hayatou.

Mr. Hayatou was notified of the motive today, the date on which the ban comes into effect.

CAF had appointed Issa Hayatou as honorary president of the Confederation of African Football, and therefore he will be absent from attending any CAF conferences during the coming period.


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