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Zambia: FIFA Bans Mwamelo

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FORMER Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) vice-president Boniface Mwamelo has been banned for life from all football related activities after FIFA found him guilty of accepting bribes.

Mwamelo was found guilty of breaching art. 11 (bribery) of the 2009 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and consequently banned him for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.

” The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Boniface Mwamelo, the former treasurer and vice-president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), guilty of having accepted bribes in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

The investigation into Mr Mwamelo was opened on 18 October 2017. In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Mwamelo had breached art. 11 (bribery) of the 2009 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and consequently banned him for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF 10,000 has been imposed on Mr Mwamelo.”

The decision was notified to Mwamelo on Wednesday, 27th February 2018, The day it came into effect.

But when contacted, Mwamelo said he could not comment as he had not received official communication from FIFA.

“I can’t comment off social media unless I see official communication. I have checked my emails but there is no communication,” Mwamelo said yesterday.

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