World football's governing body
FIFA opened cases against another 10 officials from the
Caribbean Football Union (CFU) on Wednesday related to the now
infamous meeting held in Port of Spain, Trinidad in May.
In a statement, FIFA said they were investigating the 10
regarding possible violations of the FIFA Code of Ethics
following the meeting which led to the downfall of former
CONCACAF chief Jack Warner and his Asian Football Confederation
counterpart Mohamed Bin Hammam.
They both left their positions and FIFA's Executive Committee following bribery allegations stemming from the May
They were accused of attempting to bribe CFU officials to
vote for Bin Hammam in June's presidential election against Sepp
Trinidadian Warner subsequently resigned from FIFA and
Qatari Bin Hammam was found guilty and banned from football for
The officials are named as Raymond Guishard and Damien
Hughes (both Anguilla), Everton Gonsalves and Derrick Gordon
(both Antigua and Barbuda), Lionel Haven (Bahamas), Patrick John
and Philippe White (both Dominica), Vincent Cassell and Tandica
Hughes (both Montserrat), and Oliver Camps (Trinidad and
The cases would be submitted to the FIFA Ethics Committee at
its next meeting in mid-November, FIFA said.
Five officials have already been given bans ranging from 30
days to 26 months following investigations into the meeting
where several officials described receiving brown envelopes
containing $40,000 in cash.
They included Guyana FA president Colin Klass, who was given
the 26-month ban, and Jamaica Football Federation president
Horace Burrell, a long-time Warner ally, who was banned for six
months, of which three were suspended.
Three other officials were reprimanded and another five
Blatter, in his fourth and final term as FIFA president, has
promised to clean up football's much-criticised governing body.
On Friday, he announced measures to strengthen the ethics
committee and the creation of a watchdog, named the good
governance committee, consisting of personalities from outside
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