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Amos Adamu appeals to Court of Arbitration for Sport

Nigerian football administrator Amos Adamu
Nigeria's Amos Adamu has appealed to CAs over his suspension by Fifa

Nigeria's Amos Adamu has appealed to sport's highest court to overturn his three-year ban from football.

The veteran administrator was found guilty of seeking bribes during the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) said on Thursday that he has now appealed against his suspension.

Tonga's Ahongalu Fusimalohi has also appealed his two-year ban, according to the Swiss-based court.

"In both cases, the appellants request that they be found not guilty and the sanctions against them be annulled," the court said in a statement.

The court has not fixed a hearing date.

In February, Fifa's Appeal Committee upheld the decisions taken by the Ethics Committee in November.

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.

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