Mohamed bin Hammam’s lifetime ban from soccer for allegedly bribing officials in his bid for FIFA’s presidency has been overturned by sport’s top court.
Mohamed Bin Hammam was banned for life by soccer’s governing body after being found guilty of bribing voters in his attempt to defeat incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA.
Mohamed Bin Hammam said he’ll fight to clear his name again after FIFA opened a new investigation into its former presidential candidate, who had his lifetime ban from soccer annulled by the top sports court last month.
Soccer ruling body FIFA said it banned Mohamed Bin Hammam from the sport for life after he quit his roles on the body’s executive committee and as president of the Asian Football Confederation.
"I have one aim, one mission, one target and that is to clear my name and then I say goodbye."
- Bin Hammam on Jul 19, 2012