Bin Hammam case set for April

20 February 2012 10:46

Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam's appeal against a lifetime ban from all football activity imposed by the sport's world governing body will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on April 18 and 19.

Bin Hammam, who was also the head of the Asian Football Confederation, was banned after being found guilty of bribery by FIFA's ethics committee at a hearing in July last year. His appeal against FIFA's decision, which was lodged in November, is listed on the CAS website among their upcoming cases.

The Qatari national was found guilty of attempting to bribe members of the Caribbean Football Union at a meeting on the FIFA presidency campaign trail in Trinidad in May.

A statement from Bin Hammam's legal team at the time the ban was imposed read: "He will continue to fight his case through the legal routes that are open to him.

"He has gone on record, and maintains, that the FIFA ethics committee was going to find against him whatever the validity of the case presented to them.

"The FIFA ethics committee has apparently based its decision upon so-called 'circumstantial' evidence which our case has clearly demonstrated was bogus and founded on lies told by a senior FIFA official."

Source: PA

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