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Last Updated: Sunday, 20 August 2006, 14:40 GMT 15:40 UK
Bhamjee quits Fifa
Ismail Bhamjee
Bhamjee was a long-standing Fifa executive committee member

Botswana football administrator Ismail Bhamjee has resigned his position on the powerful Fifa executive committee in the wake of a World Cup ticket scandal.

Officials confirmed on Sunday that he also quit all the other sports administration posts he held prior to the World Cup.

Bhamjee, sent home from the World Cup finals after selling tickets in Germany in June, wrote to Fifa last week to tell them of his decision.

The Botswana-based administrator admitted selling 12 tickets at three times their face value for the World Cup match between England and Trinidad & Tobago in Nuremberg, and was ordered to leave Germany by Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

He has also resigned as an honorary member of the Confederation of African Football's executive committee.

Bhamjee announced his intention to give up the presidency of the Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) in October.

Cosafa runs an annual regional competition at full international level for its 13-member nations.

Cosafa secretary-general Ashford Mamelodi said Bhamjee was staying on as president only until the end of the financial year.

Bhamjee had been due to vacate his Fifa post at the end of the year after failing to win re-election in January.

The 24-man Fifa committee is regarded as one of the most powerful bodies in international sport, serving as a 'cabinet' for the running of world football.

SEE ALSO
Botswana FA expels Bhamjee
13 Aug 06 |  African
Fifa sacks ticket sale official
17 Jun 06 |  World Cup 2006


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