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Former General Secretary of the All India Football Federation banned for three years

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The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has decided to ban the former General Secretary of the All India Football Federation, Alberto Colaco, from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for a period of three years.

Mr Colaco accepted a payment in the context of the elections for the FIFA Executive Committee at the AFC Congress in May 2009 – won narrowly by Mohamed bin Hammam – while he was serving as the General Secretary and voting delegate of the All India Football Federation. He was found guilty of violating art. 13 (General rules of conduct), art. 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting), art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) and art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

The ban is effective as from 27 November 2014, the date on which the present decision was notified.

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