Jack Warner: former vice-president banned from football for life

Jack Warner: former vice-president banned from football for life

Jack Warner has been banned for life from any kind of football-related activity.

The ban, handed down by the adjudicatory chamber of Fifa’s ethics committee, was announced in a statement saying: “Mr Warner was found to have committed many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his time as an official in different high-ranking and influential positions at Fifa and Concacaf.

“In his positions as a football official, he was a key player in schemes involving the offer, acceptance, and receipt of undisclosed and illegal payments, as well as other money-making schemes.”

According to the statement the ethics committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, commenced their investigation into Warner’s activities in January following its report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.

Warner, who has denied all wrongdoing, is wanted in the US on corruption charges and earlier this month Trinidad and Tobago’s attorney general signed Authority to Proceed documents, seemingly clearing the way for extradition proceedings to commence.

He had been arrested on a provisional warrant in May, one of nine officials indicted by US prosecutors, and faces 12 charges related to racketeering and bribery.