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Nigeria's Adamu can still appeal to CAS over Fifa ban

By Nick Cavell
BBC Sport

Nigerian football administrator Amos Adamu
Amos Adamu has until 3 May to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Nigerian football administrator Amos Adamu can still appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over his three-year ban by Fifa.

Recent media reports alleged that the deadline for his appeal had already passed, since Fifa announced it had upheld Adamu's ban on 7 February.

But Fifa has told the BBC that official notification was only sent on 12 April.

Banned for seeking bribes during 2018 and 2022 World Cup voting, Adamu now has until 3 May to appeal to CAS.

Fifa regulations stipulate that anyone wanting to appeal a decision must send a statement directly to CAS within 21 days of receipt of notification of the decision.

The within ten days after that the person appealing must file a brief stating the facts and legal arguments that lead to the appeal with CAS.

Adamu had been on the executive committee for both Fifa and the Confederation of African Football, as well as the president of the West African Football Union, before his ban.

He told the BBC in February that he would be appealing to CAS, the highest body that can rule on sporting problems, but he has yet to reconfirm he will be pursuing such action.



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