Disgraced Amos Adamu free again as FIFA ban ends


Disgraced Amos Adamu free again as FIFA ban ends

The Disgraced FIFA Executive Committee member, Dr. Amos Adamu is now free again  to participate in football activities within and outside Nigeria after his 3years ban expired on the 19th October, 2013. Mr Adams has said that he will take his time to return to the scene again, which is a complete opposite of what people expected of him . He however stated that he has learnt a lot of  lessions during the period he was away from the committee. He added that  “My interest is not to rush back to the international federations, but I am delighted that my ban has expired and I am free to contribute to the development of football and sports generally in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.” Also in his words , he stated  that “My focus is different now and those expecting me to rush back to football administration would be disappointed. I want to do serious business in sports. I am now a different person. This is the new Amos Adamu.“I went through some transformations which had been worthwhile. I am now a different person wiser than before.”

“I am also grateful to the leadership of the National Assembly who made frantic efforts to ensure that I was not unjustly incarcerated after presenting them with documented evidences both in print and video.” –

Adamu  thanked those who supported him  during the period of his travails . He particularly thanked  the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Sports Ministry and the National Sports Commission (NSC)  and  Professor Taoreed Adedoja who he claimed  stood firmly to defend him.

Adamu was banned in 2010 after the FIFA World Cup in South Africa following a petition sent to the world football governing body by the UK Bid Committee for the FIFA World Cup.

Disgraced Amos Adamu free again as FIFA ban ends

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