Fernando handed lifetime ban by FIFA

Vernon Manilal Fernando has been handed a lifetime ban from "taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level", FIFA has announced.

Football News: FIFA Headquarters

Sri Lanka's former executive committee member was initially handed an eight-year ban in April by the governing body's ethics committee, who refused to reveal the reason for the sentence other than saying Fernando was "found guilty of several breaches of the FIFA Code of Ethics".

But FIFA's Appeal Committee decided to reject Fernando's appeal and impose a lifetime ban instead.

"Following a two-day hearing in Zurich, the FIFA Appeal Committee has decided to impose on Vernon Manilal Fernando a lifetime ban from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level," said a FIFA statement.



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