By Ben Efe
Sacked FIFA executive committee member, Amos Adamu displayed the Nigerian in him, when he vowed to fight the three-year ban and 10, 000 dollars (about N1.5m ) fine imposed on him by the ethics committee of the world soccer governing body.
The ethics committee, which sat for three days confirmed yesterday that Adamu solicited for bribe to throw his vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidders. Adamu submitted that he was innocent of the allegations and the ethics committee was wrong in taking the decision to hammer him.
“I am profoundly disappointed with the ethics committee’s findings and had honestly believed I would be exonerated of any charges by now,” Adamu said yesterday in Zurich.
“I am innocent of all the charges leveled against me by the ethics committee and I completely refute the decision they have made. As yet I have not been advised of the grounds of the ethics committee’s decision but regardless, I will be lodging a full appeal against it with immediate effect.”
The implication of the ban is that Adamu is barred from participating in all football activities local or international. He will automatically lose his position in CAF and the West Africa Football Union of which he is president.