FIFA bans Nepal football President Ganesh Thapa for 10 years

World football governing body Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has banned Ganesh Thapa, President of the All-Nepal Football Association (ANFA) for 10 years.

He was banned by FIFA’s ethics committee over corruption allegations after the Himalayan country’s football team’s image had deteriorated as its several national football players were accused of match-fixing.

FIFA’s ethics committee also has accused Thapa for committing various acts of misconduct over several years in his 19-year tenure as President of ANFA and was fined 19,850 US dollars.

Acts of misconduct committed by him includes the solicitation and acceptance of cash payments from another football official, for both personal and family gain.

FIFA also has banned the Viphet Sihachakr, President of the Laos Football federation for two years over bribery allegations and was fined 39,700 US.

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