Boniface Mwamelo: Former Zambia FA official will appeal Fifa ban

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Fifa has banned Boniface Mwamelo from all football-related activity for life

Former Zambia Football Association official Boniface Mwamelo has confirmed he intends to appeal his life ban imposed by Fifa on Wednesday.

He was found guilty of "having accepted bribes in violation of the Fifa Code of Ethics," according to football's world governing body.

Mwamelo, the former treasurer and vice-president of the Football Association of Zambia (Faz), was also fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,015) as part of his punishment.

Fifa say Mwamelo is banned from all football-related activities following an investigation which started in October 2017.

The probe surrounded the participation of Zambia's Under 23 team at an international tournament in July 2010, with Mwamelo accused of collaborating with the convicted Singaporean match fixer Raj Perumal.

Mwamelo, who confirmed receipt of Fifa's decision, denies any wrongdoing.

"I am glad it is an appealable case, I will do everything within my means to clear my name," said Mwamelo in a statement.

Mwamelo is the second African football official to receive a life ban from Fifa this week, following Oden Charles Mbaga's punishment.

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