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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


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.

  Comments - 4

  • Girls Aloud Thursday, 02 May 2013 04:03 AM

    He is a director of many companies... an AV Company, a Tea Company, a Cement company to name a few. FIFA was a feather in his cap.. but like all feathers, this one has flown away!

    Lobo Wednesday, 01 May 2013 08:11 AM

    He's just blowing smoke to cover up the fact he was sacked and banned....

    Don Thursday, 02 May 2013 04:56 AM

    This should have happened long time ago. He is to be blamed for the deplorable condition of the sport.

    Shehan Thursday, 02 May 2013 12:00 AM

    What about the companies he holds director positions...

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