FORMER Football Association of Zambia vice-president Boniface Mwamelo says he will appeal the FIFA ban.
Mwamelo, a former FAZ head of finance, was banned for life for accepting bribes.
“The Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Boniface Mwamelo, the former treasurer and vice-president of the Football Association of Zambia, guilty of having accepted bribes in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics,” FIFA said in a statement.
Besides a ban for life from all national and international football related activities, Mwamelo was given a 10,000 Swiss franc ($10,015) fine. ($1 = 0.9985 Swiss francs)
“I will appeal the ban. I confirm receipt of the decision arrived at by the Adujactory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee. I am glad it is an appealable case, I will do everything within my means to clear my name,” said Mwamelo who also served as head of audit and business risk at MTZ.