- Title: FIFA bans former soccer officials over South African friendly matches
- Date: 8th December 2016
- Summary: LOME, TOGO (FILE - SEPTEMBER 6, 2009) (REUTERS) THE THEN TOGO COACH, BANNA TCHANILE (RIGHT) AT NEWS CONFERENCE WITH THE THEN TOGO CAPTAIN, EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (FILE - MARCH 19, 2015) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF FIFA'S HEADQUARTERS FIFA FLAG FLAPPING IN THE WIND MEDIA OUTSIDE FIFA FIFA SIGN ON WALL FIFA SIGN ON BUILDING EXTERIOR OF FIFA'S HEADQUARTERS
- Embargoed: 23rd December 2016 14:52
- Keywords: FIFA suspensions South Africa Togo Kirsten Nematandani Zimbabwe
- Location: JOHANNESBURG AND DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA / LOME, TOGO / ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
- City: JOHANNESBURG AND DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA / LOME, TOGO / ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Various
- Reuters ID: LVA0055C0YM2V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3
Global soccer body FIFA said on Thursday it had banned former South African soccer head Kirsten Nematandani and two other officials over violations related to friendly matches played in 2010.
Former South African Football Association president Kirsten Nematandani was banned from all soccer-related activity for five years, while former Zimbabwe Football Association official Jonathan Musavengana and former Togo national team coach Banna Tchanile both received life-long bans.
"The three cases decided related to international friendly matches played in South Africa in 2010, as well as to cases decided by the adjudicatory chamber in October 2015 and March 2016," FIFA's ethics committee said in a statement.
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