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Adamu, Temari Suspension Appeal Fails

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 04, (THEWILL) - The FIFA Appeal Committee, under the Chairmanship of Judge Larry Mussenden (Bermuda), has confirmed the decisions taken by the Ethics Committee on 17 November 2010 regarding the bans on Reynald Temarii, Amos Adamu and other FIFA executive members.

Before their suspension, Reynald Temarii and Amos Adamu were at the time FIFA Vice-President and FIFA Executive Committee member respectively.

They were suspended for breaching the FIFA Code of Ethics following a Sunday Times undercover investigation which filmed them separately demanding bribes for a World Cup vote.

Some of the decisions, which were taken during a two-day meeting of the Appeal Committee held in Zurich on 2 and 3 February 2011, are as follows:

• Reynald Temarii: the appeal has been rejected and the decision of the FIFA Ethics Committee confirmed. The sanction of a one-year ban from taking part in any football-related activity and a fine of CHF 5,000 has been maintained.

• Amos Adamu: the appeal has been rejected and the decision of the FIFA Ethics Committee confirmed. The sanction of a three-year ban from taking part in any football-related activity and a fine of CHF 10,000 has been maintained.

• Slim Aloulou: the appeal has been partially upheld. The infringements as stipulated in the decision of the FIFA Ethics Committee have been confirmed. The sanctions have been reduced to a one-year ban from taking part in any football-related activity (instead of a two-year ban) and a fine of CHF 5,000 (instead of CHF 10,000).

• Amadou Diakité: the appeal has been partially upheld. The infringements as stipulated in the decision of the FIFA Ethics Committee have been confirmed. The sanctions have been reduced to a two-year ban from taking part in any football-related activity (instead of a three-year ban) and a fine of CHF 7,500 (instead of CHF 10,000).

• Ahongalu Fusimalohi: the appeal has been partially upheld. The infringements as stipulated in the decision of the FIFA Ethics Committee have been confirmed. The sanctions have been reduced to a two-year ban from taking part in any football-related activity (instead of a three-year ban) and a fine of CHF 7,500 (instead of CHF 10,000).

Ismael Bhamjee did not appeal the decision taken by the Ethics Committee in November 2010.