Football: Fifa seeks two-year ban for former German football boss Niersbach

Former president of the German Football Association Wolfgang Niersbach gestures after leaving a meeting in Basel, on May 18, 2016.
Former president of the German Football Association Wolfgang Niersbach gestures after leaving a meeting in Basel, on May 18, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

ZURICH (AFP) - Fifa's ethics committee adjudicatory chamber on Friday recommended a two-year ban from all football activities for Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association, over an alleged corruption scandal around the right to host the 2006 World Cup.

Niersbach, vice-president of the 2006 World Cup organising committee and current member of the Fifa Council and the Uefa executive committee, resigned from the German federation last November.

Fifa's ethics chief opened the probe in March and last month passed on his report to the adjudicatory chamber, which has now decided to proceed with "formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Niersbach".

The investigatory chamber recommended a two-year ban from all football-related activity and a fine of CHF 30,000 (S$41,850).