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Fifa’s outgoing ethics chiefs hit out

Fifa’s outgoing ethics chiefs hit out

By: SportBusiness International team

10 May 2017
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Fifa’s chief ethics investigator Cornel Borbely and ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert have hit out after being ousted by the ruling council of football’s global governing body.

At a Fifa council meeting in Manama ahead of the governing body’s congress tomorrow (Thursday), Borbely and Eckert failed in a bid to be nominated for re-election. Colombian investigator Maria Claudia Rojas and Vassilios Skouris were nominated to replace them as the new head of the investigatory chamber and the head of the adjudicatory chamber, respectively.

With the decision set to be ratified during tomorrow’s congress, Eckert and Borbely, who have spearheaded multiple investigations against football officials, reacted with dismay to the decision.

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