ZURICH. — FIFA ethics judges agreed yesterday to extend secretary-general Jerome Valcke’s temporary suspension for 45 more days, after investigators urged them to take more time to weigh corruption allegations against the organisation’s former second-in-command. “The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert has decided to extend the suspension of Mr Jerome Valcke by 45 days,” it said in a statement.
“The extension of the suspension starts from today,” it added.
Valcke’s initial suspension began in mid-September and officially expired at midnight. The investigatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee had called for the extension on Tuesday, requesting more time for evaluating the evidence against Valcke. — AFP.