Jerome Valcke: Fifa desires nine-year ban for ex-secretary basic

Fifa has recommended that its former secretary general Jerome Valcke is banned from football for nine years.

The Frenchman was alleged to be implicated inside a scheme to profit from the sale of Planet Cup tickets.

Valcke, 55, who also faces bribery allegations, denies any wrongdoing.

Sepp Blatter, the outgoing president of world football’s governing physique, and vice-president Michel Platini have been both suspended for eight years in December following a Fifa ethics investigation.

A statement from the ethics committee also encouraged Valcke pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs (?ê67,400) for alleged “misuse of costs and also other infringements of Fifa’s rules and regulations”.

Fifa’s ethics committee provisionally suspended Valcke from all football on 8 October for 90 days and on Tuesday – the day that ban expired – the organisation also suggested an extension of 45 days.

Valcke has been accused of becoming party to a possible $10m (?ê6.8m) bribe paid to Jack Warner, the former head from the North and Central America football governing physique Concacaf, in return for his vote and backing to South Africa’s productive bid to host the 2010 Globe Cup.

He denies the allegations.

When Valcke was Fifa’s director of advertising and Tv, he was released from the organisation in 2006 over a scandal involving its long-time sponsorship companion Mastercard.

He was identified to possess negotiated with Mastercard’s rival Visa in violation from the former company’s suitable of initial negotiation, a mistake that expense Fifa $90m (?ê61.3m) inside a settlement.

He returned in 2007 when Blatter appointed him secretary basic.