World’ Football governing body FIFA ethics judges has imposed a four-year
banned on former president of the Gambia Football Association (GFA) now called the Gambia Football
Federation (GFF) Seedy Kinteh for taking cash gifts from former FIFA presidential
candidate Mohammed bin Hammam of Qatar.
FIFA says its ethics committee found Kinteh guilty on charges of bribery and corruption, and accepting gifts.
He was fined 200, 000 Swiss francs ($202, 000).
According to The Associated Press, Kinteh was named in 2014 investigation report by FIFA’s then-ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia for taking payments totalling $69, 396 from Bin Hammam from February 2010 to April 2011.
Then Kinteh, who was president of the country’s governing body and Bin Hammam was a candidate for the FIFA presidency.
Bin Hammam was suspended in 2011 days before the election against then-president Sepp Blatter after being implicated in bribing Caribbean voters.