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FIFA Sacks Secretary General Over Corruption Allegation

SoccerNet Nigeria
World soccer ruling body, FIFA, has sacked it’s secretary general Jerome Valcke in addition to the recommendation that he should be banned from football for nine years.

The 55-year-old Frenchman is currently suspended from all football-related activities ‎for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from World Cup ticket sales.

His dismissal was confirmed via a statement from the football body as follows: “The FIFA emergency committee decided, on 9 January 2016, to discuss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA secretary general with immediate effect.”

Valcke, formerly regarded as Blatter’s number two, has been accused of being party to a potential $10m (£6.8m) bribe paid to Jack Warner, the former head of the North and Central America football governing body Concacaf, in return for his backing/vote for South Africa’s successful bid to host the 2010 World Cup.


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