Musa Hassan Bility, an Executive Committee member of the Confederation of African Football, and ex-president of Liberian Football Association has been hammered by FIFA with a 10-year ban and a fine amounting to $507,150.
According to a FIFA press release, Bility who is also a former President of Liberia Football Federation and former member of a FIFA Standing Committee, was investigated by the Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA.
The investigation proceedings against Bility, which were formally initiated on 18 May 2018 (following a forensic audit of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), related to the misappropriation of the funds granted under FIFA’s “11 against Ebola” campaign
Also mentioned, was FIFA Financial Assistance Programme funds received by the LFA in 2015, as well as to various payments made by the LFA to (and received from) entities owned by or connected to Bility and his family.
The statement read: “The adjudicatory chamber found that Bility had breached art. 28 (Misappropriation of funds), art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) and art. 19 (Conflicts of interest) of the 2018 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and sanctioned him with a ten-year ban from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. In addition, a fine in the amount of $507,150 has been imposed on Mr Bility.
The decision was notified to Bility on 24-7-2019 and the sanctions takes immediate effect.