FIFA hands former Tanzania FA boss a ten-year ban
FIFA hands former Tanzania FA boss a ten-year ban

FIFA hands former Tanzania FA boss a ten-year ban

Former Tanzania Football Federation boss Jamal Malinzi has been handed a ten-year ban and also fined $503,000 by FIFA.

In a statement released by the BBC, FIFA said that Mlainzi had been found "guilty of having misappropriated FIFA funds and falsified an official document, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics."

Malinzi who is a former FIFA standing committee member has been in prison in Tanzania on remand since June 2017 over claims of embezzlement and money laundering; charges he denied.


In conclusion, the sport's world body says the ruling by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent ethics committee "was related to the misappropriation of Fifa Financial Assistance Programme funds, as well as other CAF and TFF funds, in the period between 2013 and 2017, and the forgery of a TFF Executive Committee resolution".

Malinzi received $528,000 over four years and $55,000 in prize money earned by Tanzania at the 2017 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations to repay alleged loans he made that "lack proper justification or explanation."

FIFA confirmed the decision "was notified to Mr Malinzi on 8 November 2019, the date on which the ban comes into force."

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