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Cameroon born football administrator and former vice president of the World football running body (FIFA ) Isa Hayautu is facing a one year banned in football , the 74 year old was found to have compromised and breached the article related to duty of loyalty in its code of Ethics
The deal is estimated to cost over $1 billion and the agreement was reached in 2015 and came into effect in 2017
Fifa’s investigation centred on Hayatou’s involvement in the deals struck with Lagardere Sports over the “media and marketing rights of competitions organised by Caf” while he was president of African football’s governing body.
Following an extensive hearing Fifa’s adjudicatory chamber ruled that, based on the information it had gathered that Hayatou had entered “into an anti-competitive agreement with Lagardère Sport which was detrimental and caused significant damage to Caf.”
The ruling means that Hayatou is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at both national and international level for one year and he was also fined just over $33,000.
The sanction, which comes into effect on 3 August, means that he cannot be involved in January’s Africa Cup of Nations that is being held in his homeland, Cameroon.
His country Cameroon has been given the hosting right to stage the extended edition of the African cup of nations. but many have expressed fear that with the insecurity in some part of the English speaking Cameroon it may not be possible . the second reason against the lions of Cameroon playing as the host team is that the infrastructure and logistic readiness for Cameroon is an elephant project. The football running body hard early moved the tournament for the same.