LIMA: Yet another of the FIFAGate targets has moved a step nearer extradition to the United States after the President of Peru approved the removal of former national football federation president Manuel Burga writes KEIR RADNEDGE

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announcement his assent in a formal communication in the official gazette, El Peruano, five months after a Peruvian court found that the request from a New York court was substantiated.

Burga is one of more than a dozen current and former Latin American soccer chiefs whom U.S. prosecutors have accused of being part of multimillion-dollar bribery schemes for marketing and broadcast rights.

He denied wrongdoing when he was arrested outside his home in Lima in December under an international warrant.

Burga headed the Peruvian federation for a dozen years through 2014, when the federation barred him from running for a fourth term as criticism grew over his management.