May 29 – The former President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA), Chabur Goc Alei (pictured), has wasted no time in deciding to appeal being banned for 10 years by FIFA.
Alei has been thrown out for 10 years for misappropriation of funds and for bribery, the latest senior African official to abuse his position.
Along with the ban, which comes into immediate effect, the former FIFA standing committee member was also fined CHF500,000.
A day after the ban, the current SSFA President Francis Amin Michael made it clear that there is a warrant out for the arrest of Alei for misappropriation of funds and failing to hand in a vehicle that belonged to the association.
But Alei insists he has been wrongly treated and has vowed to clear his name.
“We have decided to assign an international law firm specialised in this field to appeal against FIFA’s decision in the Court of Arbitration of Sport,” Alei said in a statement.
“We will demand that this unjust decision be cancelled without questioning and listening to me personally at any session.”
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