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Tuesday, 15 October, 2002, 16:23 GMT 17:23 UK
Addo loses Fifa post
Farah Addo
Addo served on the Fifa committee for a decade

Farah Addo's allegations of impropriety against Fifa president Sepp Blatter have cost him his job on the organisation's referee's committee.

Addo is the latest victim of Blatter's clean-up of the world governing body's standing committees, after his win over Caf president Issa Hayatou in the Fifa presidential election in May.

Fifa released the composition of the new standing committees for the next two years on Tuesday and Addo's name was conspicuously missing from the list.

Addo had been at the forefront of allegations of financial mismanagement levelled at Blatter in an acrimonious election campaign earlier this year.

The Fifa president took out a court order in Switzerland to stop Addo from alleging that he had bribed officials to vote for him in the 1998 presidential election.

Fifa President Sepp Blatter
Blatter took out an injunction against Addo

Addo, who is a Caf vice-president and head of its referees committee, was nominated by Hayatou to serve at Fifa.

But the world body wrote to Caf demanding substitute nominations.

Belaid Lacarne of Algeria and Badara Sene of Senegal will now serve on the committee.

There have been rewards for the Africans that have supported Blatter's re-election.

South African Football Association president Molefi Oliphant has been appointed to the 2006 World Cup organising committee, while Mauritania's Mohamed Lamine Cheiguer got a place on the organising committee for the 2003 Under-17 world championship in Finland.

Libya's Saad Gaddafi was also appointed to the Fifa Club World Championship organising committee.

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