September 19, 2017 / 4:21 PM / 2 years ago

FIFA says bans Caribbean soccer official Gordon Derrick

ZURICH (Reuters) - Global soccer body FIFA said on Tuesday that it had banned Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick for six years from all soccer-related activities for violating several articles of its code of ethics.

Neither Derrick, who has denied wrongdoing, nor the CFU could immediately be reached for comment.

FIFA said the case against Derrick focused on “alleged conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, mismanagement of funds, abuse of position and disloyalty.” It did not give further details of the case.

Derrick, who is also General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), was also ordered to pay a fine totaling 30,000 Swiss francs ($31,170), FIFA said.

Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz and Brian Homewood; Editing by Gareth Jones

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