FIFA secretary general, Jerome Valcke fired

FIFA, has announced the sacking of its Secretary General Jerome Valcke, with immediate effect.

This development was disclosed in a statement put out by the world football body in Berlin on Wednesday, which indicated that the acting Secretary General, Markus Kattner, would continue in place of Valcke.

“The FIFA emergency committee has decided, since its sitting on January 9, to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA secretary general with immediate effect.’’

The development is part of the ongoing investigation into the corruption scandals that rocked FIFA  2015.

On January 5, the investigatory chamber of the FIFA ethics committee recommended that Valcke be banned from the game for nine years and pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs.

The body further said that his suspension, which remains valid, was extended to January 6, while his case was passed to the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee.

Valcke was provisionally suspended from football for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets.

He was released from his duties on 17 September after being accused of a series of Fifa ethics code breaches.

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