South Sudan Former FA president Chabur Goc Alei, has been banned with immediate effect from all soccer-related activities for 10 years at national and international level for misappropriation of funds and bribery.
The former FIFA standing committee member Alei was also fined 500,000 Swiss francs ($499,000).
South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. The country gained its independence from the Republic of the Sudan in 2011, making it the newest country with widespread recognition. Its capital and largest city is Juba.
South Sudan joined CECAFA On 9 May and On 25 May 2012, FIFA members approved of South Sudan becoming a member, 176 FIFA members voted in total, only 4 voted against South Sudan joining FIFA.
In a statement by FIFA, the decision of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee on the past South Sudan FA president was revealed.
“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee found Mr Chabour Goc Alei, the former President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) and a former FIFA standing committee member, guilty of having misappropriated FIFA funds, as well as having offered gifts or benefits, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics,” the statement read.
“The investigation into Mr Alei was related to the misappropriation of FIFA Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) and FIFA Goal Programme funds received by the SSFA during the 2014 and 2015 period, and to various payments made (from such funds) to football officials and other individuals.”
Football’s governing body confirmed that Alei had breached art.
28 (Misappropriation of funds) and art 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) of the 2018 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics, which resulted in their decision to suspend him from all national and international football matters for 10 years.