FIFA, the world football governing body, has banned Seedy Kinteh, former president of the Gambia Football Federation from all football activities for four years after finding him guilty of bribery and corruption.

Kinteh was also hit with a US$200,000 fine for violating FIFA’s code of ethics regarding bribery and corruption, and the offering and accepting of gifts and other benefits.

Kinteh was previously indicted for corruption by FIFA. He was one of several officials named in a 2014 investigation by FIFA’s ethics prosecutor at the time, Michael Garcia, as having received cash gifts from Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar, a former FIFA vice president who made a failed bid for the FIFA presidency.

In 2012 Bin Hammam was handed a life ban from football after “conflicts of interest” were identified in his role as president of the Asian Football Confederation.

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