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FIFA suspends senior African exec over World Cup ticket scam

FIFA has suspended Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee member Moses Hassim Magogo for engaging in illicit ticket reselling during the 2014 World Cup.

Magogo, who is also president of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations, has been sanctioned with a two-month suspension from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international levels.

He is also expected to pay a fine of CHF10,000 (£8,000/$10,000/€9,000).

The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent FIFA Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Magogo, with both parties mutually agreeing on the sanctions.

The investigation was opened on July 23, 2018 and related to the “illicit trading” of tickets which were designated to Uganda for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

In September last year, Magogo withdrew his candidacy for the vacant CAF seat on FIFA’s ruling Council.

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