Guinea-Bissau FA President banned by FIFA for ten years

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Guinea-Bissau’s FA president Manuel Nascimento has been handed a ten-year ban from all football-related activities for his involvement and participation in an incident of mob justice.

Nascimento was initially seeking a third term as the president of Guinea-Bissau’s football association as the elections were set to take place on Sunday.

However, FIFA announced on Saturday that Nascimento breached art. 23 of the Fifa Code of Ethics and as a result, he was banned from football for ten years.

In addition, Nascimento was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($108,000) by judges at FIFA’s independent ethics committee.

“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Manuel Nascimento, President of the Bissau-Guinean Football Association (FFGB), responsible for having breached his duty to protect the physical and mental integrity of others, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics,” FIFA said in a statement.

“Based on the information, including video material, gathered by the investigatory chamber, Mr. Nascimento had breached his duty, as per the FIFA Code of Ethics, to protect the physical and mental integrity of the man who was the victim of the mobbing.”

“Consequently, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Nascimento had breached art. 23 [Protection of physical and mental integrity] of the Fifa Code of Ethics and sanctioned him with a ban from all football-related activity [administrative, sports or any other] at both national and international level for ten years.”

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