ZURICH: Yet another senior African football executive has been banned from the game by the ethics committee of word federation FIFA writes KEIR RADNEDGE.
The latest in a catalogue of continental corruption is Seedy Kinteh, former president of the Gambia federation, who has been barred from all football activities for four years for bribery and corruption.
Kinteh was also fined CHF200,000 for the ethics code breaches which included accepting of gifts and other benefits.
He was named originally in 2014 by Michael Garcia, the then ethics investigator, for having accepted cash gifts from former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar.
Bin Hammam had sought to oust Sepp Blatter as the head of FIFA in 2011 but he was banned from standing on the eve of the election after being accused of offering incentives to voters in the Caribbean.
Kinteh has not played a part in Gambian football since 2012 when he resigned from his post. Kinteh maintains that the money has all been accounted for and that it had been audited and cleared by FIFA as going into Gambian football.