Former SAFA Official Kika Banned By FIFA For 6 Years

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They are banning and suspending people left and right. The latest person is former South Africa Football Association (SAFA) Lindile Kika. Who has been banned for six years.

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The six-year ban from all football related activities that Kika has been hit with, is as a relation of the investigation into friendly matches played in South Africa.

The investigation against Kika was opened in 2014 and was in relation to international friendlies played in South Africa, in 2010, the same year the country hosted the world cup.

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“The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has banned Lindile Kika, a former official of the South African Football Association (SAFA), from all football-related activities at national and international level for six years,” read a FIFA statement.

“The ban is effective immediately. The investigation was led by the chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Dr Cornel Borbely, in collaboration with the FIFA Security Division.”

The decision comes after the 90-day suspension of former FIFA Executive Committee member and president of the Thailand Football Association Worawi Makudi for “a breach of the Code of Ethics”.

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have also been suspended following a corruption scandal that has shaken the world of football.

Blatter and Platini deny any wrongdoing and have appealed the decision – the former accused of making a “disloyal payment” to the Frenchman in 2011.



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