Austin banned for 1 year
LONG-SERVING Barbados football administrator Lisle Austin has been banned by FIFA for a year for breaching its statutes by going to a court in the Bahamas, seeking to be reinstated as acting CONCACAF president.
And the sport’s governing body, which also banned six match officials for life on Tuesday for unlawfully seeking to influence match results, additionally warned Austin that he would banned from all football related activities until he discontinues such legal proceedings.
FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee, under the chairmanship of Marcel Mathier of Switzerland, on Tuesday handed down the penalty, which is to be counted from July 4, when Austin was provisionally suspended after he unsuccessfully tried to fire CONCACAF general secretary, American Chuck Blazer.
But the committee explained that Austin’s one-year ban must be served independently from such possible withdrawal. (EZS)
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