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Top Ghanaian judge elected chairman of FIFA's disciplinary committee

Top Ghanaian judge elected chairman of FIFA's disciplinary committee

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A Supreme Court judge of Ghana, Justice Anin Yeboah has been named the new head of football governing body’s disciplinary committee (DC).

The position will span the next four years and the new DC members are to take office immediately. He takes over from Swiss Sulser Claudio who last headed the DC.

Anin was voted to head the body in a landslide vote by members of the FIFA Congress being held in Bahrain. He is to be supported by Paraguayan lawyer and university lecturer, Alejandro Piera.

Previously Anin served as a member of the Adjudicatory Chamber of FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee – a body primarily responsible for investigating possible infringements of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

About the FIFA Disciplinary Committee

1. The Disciplinary Committee is composed of a chairman, a vice-chairman and the number of members deemed necessary. The chairman and the vice-chairman must have legal training.

2. The Commission shall act in accordance with the FIFA Disciplinary Code. Decisions are made in the presence of at least three members. In special cases, the chairman may decide alone.

3. The Disciplinary Committee may impose sanctions on members, clubs, officials, players, game agents and players’ agents, as defined in the Statutes and the FIFA Disciplinary Regulations.

4. Congress and the FIFA Council reserve the disciplinary power in regard to the suspension and exclusion of members

The continental breakdown of other members of the DC include:

Asia:

Jo Setright (Australia), Yasser Al-Misehal (Saudi Arabia), Lim Kia Tong (Singapore)

Africa:

Maclean Letshwiti (Botswana), Guy Akpovi (Togo), Mahmoud Hammami (Tunisia)

Europe:

Thomas Hollerer (Austria), Guðni Bergsson (Iceland), Andriy Pavelko (Ukraine)

North, Central America and Caribbean:

Charlie Cuzzetto (Canada), Theresa Pitcairn (Cayman Islands), Mateo Fábrega (Panama)

Oceania:

Talissa Koteka (Cook Islands), Lord Ve’ehala (Tonga)

South America:

Jorge Palacio (Colombia), Leonardo Stagg (Ecuador), Carlos Terán (Venezuela)

African appointments to other committees included the following:

Appeal Committee

Members: Jean-Louis Atangana Amougou (Cameroon), Alberto Simango (Mozambique)

Ethics Committee – investigatory chamber:

Deputy chairman: Martin Ngoga (Rwanda) – Former Prosecutor General
Member: Janet Katisya (Kenya)

Ethics Committee – adjudicatory chamber:

Members: Justice Ayotunde Phillips (Nigeria)

Audit and Compliance Committee:

Member: Andrew Kamanga (Zambia)
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