By Jacob Ajom
Nigeria’s FIFA and CAF executive committees member, Dr Amos Adamu will today know his fate as the world’s football governing body Appeals Committee decides on his appeal against the three-year ban slammed on him as punishment for his role in the alleged vote-for-cash scandal that rocked the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.
FIFA’s Ethics Committee pronounced the former Director General of the National Sports Commission culpable after Sunday Times of London published a report by undercover reporters who had posed as businessmen fronting for the America 2022 World Cup bid committee. The report said Adamu agreed to sell his vote in exchange for $800,000 US Dollars.
Dr Adamu who had been in FIFA for the past three years rejected the Ethics Committee verdict and appealed. The Appeal Committee of FIFA will meet today and rule tomorrow.
Dr. Adamu in a statement reiterated his innocence and expressed displeasure with the Ethics Committee’s findings.
“I am profoundly disappointed with the Ethics Committee’s findings and had honestly believed I would be exonerated of any charges by now,” he said.
“I am innocent of all the charges levelled against me by the Ethics Committee and I completely refute the decision they have made.