Manilal Fernando’s lawyers said Mr. Fernando was disappointed with the FIFA decision and will take this matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which is an Arbitral Tribunal.
The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee decided to ban him from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for a period of eight yearsafter he was found guilty of several breaches of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
Following is the full statement released to the media by Mr. Fernando’s lawyer,Nithi Murugesu
DECISION OF THE FIFA ETHICS CHAMBER AGAINST MR. .V. MANILAL FERNANDO
1. Mr. Fernando is naturally disappointed with the decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee.
2. At this point he has been given no reasons for the decision, but merely that some provisions of the Ethics Code has been breached.
3. Mr. Fernando has consulted with his Legal Team and is confident that he will clear his name. He is prepared to take this matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which is an Arbitral Tribunal, which is independent of FIFA.