FIFA Bans Kalusha Bwalya for Two Years Over Qatar Bribe

Former FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya has been banned for two years by world soccer governing body FIFA.

Bwalya has been banned for his role in Qatar 2022 bribe scandal where he pocketed US$80, 000.

FULL STATEMENT FROM FIFA:

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned Kalusha Bwalya, member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), for two years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.

The investigation against Mr Bwalya was opened on 28 February 2017, and focused principally on benefits that Mr Bwalya had received from Mr Bin Hammam.

The adjudicatory chamber found Mr Bwalya guilty of having violated art. 16 (Confidentiality) and art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) of the FIFA Code of Ethics. A fine in the amount of CHF 100,000 was also imposed on Mr Bwalya.

The decision was notified to Mr Bwalya today, and the ban comes into force immediately.

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