Fifa slaps Jerome Valcke with 45-day ban extension

The committee recommended Valcke be banned from football for 9 years and fined 100,000 Swiss francs.

 Jerome Valcke at a press conference after a meeting of the organisation's executive committee in September 2014. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Fifa's ethics committee has agreed to extend Jerome Valcke's 90-day provisional suspension by an additional 45 days. He will be barred from all football activity for another 45 days.

Valcke was suspended for allegedly breaching the organisation's rules and regulations.

In the final report to the ethics committee, the investigatory chamber's chairman, Dr Cornel Borbely, recommended that Valcke also be banned from football for nine years and fined 100 000 Swiss francs.

Valcke was suspended by the ethics committee in October after he was found to have unduly benefited from the sale of world cup tickets above face value.

Last month, former president Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel Platini were slapped with eight-year bans from Fifa.

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Valcke was banned by Fifa's independent ethics committee on 8 October, the move almost lost to world attention amid the fall of veteran president Sepp Blatter and the charging of 41 people, including top Fifa officials, by US prosecutors worldwide for offences including corruption, fraud and money laundering.

A spokesperson for the ethics committee said he could not immediately comment on whether it would seek a 45-day extension to Valcke's ban, which is allowed under ethics rules while the investigation goes on.