Former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya, has had his two-year ban from all football activities reduced on appeal by Football’s world body FIFA.
The body had in August 2018 banned Bwalya who was a Confederation of African Football executive committee member for accepting a gift which violated FIFA’s ethics code during voting for the hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup.
A FIFA statement said its appeal panel had reduced Bwalya’s ban to the time he had already served, while his fine was also cut to 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,090) from 100,000 Swiss francs ($100,900).
“The Fifa Appeal Committee decided to reduce the duration of the ban from taking part in any football-related activity imposed on Mr Bwalya to the period already served at the time of the notification of the present decision.
“As a consequence, the ban imposed on Mr Bwalya ended upon notification of the decision of the Fifa Appeal Committee.”