FIFA will further investigate a meeting of Caribbean football officials which led to Mohamed Bin Hammam being banned from football for life.Football’s governing body have sought information from all Caribbean Football Union (CFU) member associations about the meeting in Trinidad and Tobago on May 10-11.
It was during that meeting that Bin Hammam was alleged to have offered bribes to Caribbean football associations in exchange for votes in his later-abandoned FIFA presidency bid.
He was found guilty of corruption and banned for life by FIFA’s ethics committee on Saturday. Bin Hammam says he will appeal.
FIFA said in a statement: “FIFA has sent a letter yesterday 25 July to all CFU associations, asking the associations, their presidents, and any of their members with knowledge of anything that transpired during the meetings held on 10 and 11 May in Trinidad and Tobago, to provide and report all relevant information in their possession within 48 hours.
“Truthful and complete reporting will be considered in mitigation by the ethics committee when deciding on potential sanctions.”
“Any person who has relevant information but does not come forward during this 48 hour period will be subject to the full range of sanctions.”
“Following this 48 hour period, the FIFA Ethics Committee will be asked to open the necessary ethics proceedings,” FIFA said.