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    FIFA bans Issa Hayatou, Former CAF president for one year

    FIFA bans Issa Hayatou

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    The Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, banned Ex-CAF President Issa Hayatou for one year.

    FIFA’s ethics committee on Tuesday banned former African Football Confederation president Issa Hayatou over a controversial $1 billion TV and marketing rights deal with France’s Lagardere Sports which infringed competition regulations.

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    Hayatou was banned for a year over breach of “duty of loyalty” rules, FIFA said while announcing the ruling of its ethics committee.

    FIFA bans Issa Hayatou: Hayatou, who was Confederation of African Football president for 29 years until 2017, must also pay a 30,000 Swiss francs (28,000 euros/$33,000) fine although it is unclear how FIFA can enforce the payment.

    Hayatou was a long-time FIFA vice president and its stand-in president for several months between Sepp Blatter‘s suspension from office in October 2015 and the election of Gianni Infantino four months later.

    The 74-year-old Cameroonian lost the CAF presidency in 2017 in an election against Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar, whose campaign had been supported by Infantino.

    FIFA bans Issa Hayatou: It is still unclear if the FIFA ban will affect Hayatou‘s honorary membership of the International Olympic Committee. He got honorary status after his 15-year membership ended in 2016.

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