Home Football Fifa bans two vice-presidents amid arrest scandal

Fifa bans two vice-presidents amid arrest scandal


Fifa’s ethics committee has banned two vice-presidents following yet more arrests by the US authorities, a statement has confirmed.

Juan Angel Napout, the president of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and Alfredo Hawit, the president of the North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), were arrested in Zurich on Thursday.

They are both accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes, and Fifa said that they would fully co-operate with the investigation.
The embattled governing body has now confirmed that they have issued 90-day suspensions to the pair, who will subsequently be banned from all football-related activities.

The news comes just a month after powerbrokers Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were suspended over a £1.35 million payment.