FIFA bans ANFA president Ganesh Thapa for 10 years

The Ethics Committee of the Federation of International Football Associations now banned the All Nepal Football Association President Ganesh Thapa for ten years and slapped a fine of 20,000 Swiss francs ($19,850).

‘The adjudicatory chamber of your independent Ethics Committee chaired by Hans Joachim Eckert has banned Thapa for ten years from all football activities at both national and international levels,’ said FIFA on its internet site.

FIFA stated the decisions had been taken determined by investigations carried out by the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee beneath the chairmanship of Dr Cornel Borbely.

According to FIFA, Thapa committed different acts of misconduct over several years, which includes the solicitation and acceptance of money payments from a further football official, for each private and loved ones get within the context in the 2009 and 2011 elections for the FIFA Executive Committee at the Asian Football Confederation congress.

‘Specifically, Thapa was found guilty of infringing Write-up 13 (general rules of conduct), Post 15 (loyalty), Report 18 (duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting), Article 19 (conflicts of interest), Report 20 (supplying and accepting gifts and other advantages) and Article 21 (bribery and corruption) in the FIFA Code of Ethics,’ mentioned the FIFA.

Thapa mentioned the decisions have been not fair. ‘I spent 35 years for Nepali football. Whatever I did in all these years, appropriate or incorrect, it’s there,’ he mentioned. ‘I totally cooperated together with the Ethics Committee through the investigation for the final four years and I am disappointed with the outcome,’ Thapa stated.

‘I will ask the fifa 16 coins to send me the full text on the decision and I’ve the best to appeal in the FIFA,’ added Thapa. ‘After the selection of the appeal, I’ll visit Court of Arbitration, if necessary, to prove my innocence,’ added Thapa, who is also a member of Parliament from RPP-Nepal. Thapa also stayed away from football twice, for 90 days and 120 days, to cooperate in the Ethics Committee probe.

The Ethics Committee selection came inside the wake of match-fixing scandal as five players have been facing treason charges at the Unique Court.

National group skipper Sagar Thapa, vice-captain Sandeep Rai, goalkeeper Ritesh Thapa and former defenders Bikash Singh Chhetry and Anjan KC all suspended by the ANFA until final verdict happen to be accused of match-fixing in international tournaments and taking hefty amounts in return.

Also, the U-16 team was disqualified in the AFC U-16 Championship for fielding over-age players in the qualifiers final month.

Meanwhile, the FIFA Ethics Committee also banned Laos Football Federation President Viphet Sihachakr for two years and slapped a fine of 40,000 Swiss Franc.

The sanctions take effect today itself, fifacoincomprar stated.