FIFA ban Chabur Goc Alei for 10 years
The Adjudicatory chamber of independent Ethics Committee of FIFA has banned former South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) President, Chabur Goc Alei.
In a communication issued on May 24th, FIFA said the Committee found Alei, also a 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.
He has been banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity for 10 years and fined 500,000 Swiss Francs (499,335 U.S. dollars).
The investigation into 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 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. FIFA said the ban takes effect on May 24th when Alei has also been notified.
“I am happy with the decision of FIFA’s Adjudicatory chamber of independent Ethics Committee on Alei. Football money should never be misused and we don’t want corruption in football,” said Francis Amin Michael, the current SSFA President.