Fifa's investigatory chamber wants Blatter, Platini banned for life

Blatter and Platini were slapped with bans last month for violating the governing body’s ethics.

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JOHANNESBURG - The investigatory chamber of Fifa's ethics committee has signalled its intention to appeal the eight-year bans handed to former president Sepp Blatter and Uefa chief Michel Platini.

Instead the chamber is requesting that Blatter and Platini be excluded from all football activities for life.

The pair were slapped with bans last month for violating the governing body's ethics.

The football executives are currently serving eight year bans respectively, after being found to have conducted an illegal transaction to the tune of 2 million Swiss francs in 2011.

The bans effectively ended Blatter's involvement in world football.

For Platini, it meant he could no longer run for presidency at next month's elections.

The pair were at the centre of a corruption scandal that gripped sport headlines last year, resulting in the arrests of several top officials.