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I’m innocent, Adamu insists

Embattled FIFA and CAF executive member, Amos Adamu has proclaimed his innocence in the aftermath of his suspension by the world soccer governing body over allegations of soliciting for bribe to throw his vote in the 2018 and 2022 world cup bids.


Adamu who came under national and international ridicule found his voice yesterday and dismissed the allegations, but he wasn’t against the suspension slammed on him by FIFA.

Adamu and Tahiti’s Reynald Temarii, two members of FIFA’s 24_man executive committee who will decide which nations host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, were suspended by the governing body after being the subjects of an undercover investigation by The Sunday Times.

‘While I wholly refute all allegations made, I fully support the inquiry since it is important that these claims are thoroughly investigated.

Adamu added: ‘Allegations were made against me by a British newspaper on 17th October 2010 which prompted a FIFA ethics committee meeting on Wednesday, which concluded I should be provisionally suspended from my FIFA duties.

‘Only by doing this will FIFA _ and the wider football community _ be able to trust that its appointed representatives are beyond reproach.’


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