Nigeria and former FIFA executive committee member, Amos Adamu, who was listed among the person’s to be investigated by the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday, has vowed that he is up to the task and ready for any form of investigation.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the former Director General of the Nigerian National Sports Commission said FIFA lacked basis to begin another investigation on him after his three-year ban back in 2010.
The 62 year old told NAN: “One paper was making reference to the first issue I had with FIFA that I asked them to give me money to buy pitches.
“Yesterday I saw my name that they are investigating me; they have not communicated to me yet and I want them to communicate to me before I react to whatever they want to say.
“The issue that happened before has happened and if there was any other issue that was involved, they would have said it that time.
“If they have any other new evidence they want to bring, then, let them bring it, I am equal to the task to answer the issue.
“You know I was very vocal that they must follow the rules; Blatter must go on suspension, Platini must go on suspension and they did just that.”
Adamu also alleged that he is being witch-hunted by FIFA.
“I told you the reason why they banned me that time; I was the only one they gave three years.
“Initially, I was going to be CAF president; they thought Hayatou will go. The election was in two years, so, they said I cannot contest; I said ‘yes sir, I cannot contest’.
“Let’s wait for them to tell me why they are investigating me, they must write me anyway.”
In 2010, Adamu who was a member of FIFA’s 24-man executive committee, as given a three-year ban from soccer administration by the FIFA ethics committee after he was found guilty of breaching bribery rules.