AFC suspend Bin Hammam

The Asian Football Confederation has provisionally suspended Mohammed bin Hammam over alleged breaches of the football body’s ethical statutes.

The Asian Football Confederation has provisionally suspended Mohammed bin Hammam over alleged breaches of the football body-s ethical statutes.

The controversial Qatari football official, still fighting a life ban from FIFA, after being found guilty of paying cash gifts of almost $1 million to football officials, has been suspended for 30 days.

A forensic audit of AFC account found infringements made during contract negotiations, according to an AFC statement, and “financial transactions made in and out of AFC bank accounts and his (Hammam-s) personal account”.

Bin Hammam is alleged to have breached Article 6 of the AFC Statutes (Conduct of Bodies and Officials), Article 62 of the AFC Disciplinary Code (Corruption) and Articles 3 (General Rules), 5 (Conflict of Interest), 9 (Fiduciary Duty and Confidentiality), 10 (Accepting Gifts and Benefits), 11 (Bribery) and 12 (Commission) of the AFC Code of Ethics.