Fifa probe accuses duo
WORLD governing body Fifa was engulfed in a fresh bribery storm last night after it emerged an in-house probe had found evidence implicating two of its most powerful members, Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner.
A secret report by Fifa’s ethics committee said it had uncovered “compelling” material suggesting that bribes were paid to officials to win support for Bin Hammam’s campaign to be Fifa president, and that Warner had facilitated it.
Both men, who have vehemently denied any wrongdoing, were provisionally suspended last month. Fifa announced on Monday that vice-president Warner had resigned and quit football altogether, and would therefore not be investigated further.
Allegations of financial corruption have increasingly dogged Fifa over the last year. Bin Hammam pulled out of the election race on the eve of the 1 June vote, which saw Sepp Blatter re-elected unopposed.