The world football governing body's ethics committee on Monday (19/12) imposed life-long bans on two former Honduran officials for involvement in a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme to which both have pleaded guilty. (Reuters Photo/Ruben Sprich)

FIFA Bans Two Former Honduran Football Officials for Life

DECEMBER 20, 2016

Zurich. The world football governing body's ethics committee on Monday (19/12) imposed life-long bans on two former Honduran officials for involvement in a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme to which both have pleaded guilty.

Rafael Callejas, former president of the Honduran Football Association (Fenafuth) and a former member of the FIFA marketing and TV committee, and Alfredo Hawit Banegas, former acting president of Concacaf — the confederation that runs soccer in North and Central America, as well as the Caribbean — were banned from all national and international football-related activity, the ethics committee said.

Hawit and Callejas were among 16 people charged last December with bribery schemes for marketing and broadcast rights in a dismantling of a Latin American football network by United States prosecutors.

Reuters

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