Former FIFA Secretary General, Jerome Valcke has appealed his ten-year ban from football at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Frenchman was found guilty by FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert of misconduct over the sale of World Cup tickets, abuse of travel expenses, attempt to sell TV rights below market value as well as the destruction of evidence.
His job before he got embroiled in a corruption scandal which swept soccer’s governing body in 2015 was to ensure the smooth running of the global football body and in particular its flagship World Cup tournament.
He was initially banned for twelve years, which was later reduced to ten by FIFA’s own appeal committee last June.
Meanwhile, FIFA president Gianni Infantino was in Ghana on Monday where he refuted claims that he is galvanising support against Issa Hayatou.
The FIFA President has visited South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ugand as part of his African tour.