FIFA suspends Ex-All India Football Federation Official for involvement in Bin Hammam bribery scandal

Published 04 December 2014 By: Manali Kulkarni

Alberto Colaco

In the wake of facing the pressure to make the full FIFA World Cup Corruption report1 public, the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee announced on November 27, 2014, that Alberto Colaco, former All India Football Federation (AIFF)2 general secretary, has been banned for 3 years for accepting a bribe relating to the FIFA Executive Committee elections at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)3 Congress in May 2009.4 In addition to being AIFF general secretary, Colaco was AIFF’s voting delegate5, involved with Goan Football, as well a consultant for IMG-Reliance and national broadcasters.6


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Manali Kulkarni

Manali Kulkarni

Manali is currently a second year (2L) JD Candidate at the University of Maine School of Law. She was previously the COO at LawInSport and continues to be an executive contributor of the editorial board for LawInSport. She holds an LLM in Sports Law from Nottingham Law School (Nottingham Trent University). During the fall of her second year in Portland, Maine, Manali also had the opportunity to be the legal intern at Global Sports Advocates.

Manali previously researched on sports and society in India, specifically focusing on the influence of sport on the gender divide in India. She joined LawInSport in September 2013 as a research assistant providing updates on Indian sports law. She is currently back in her hometown, Memphis, Tennessee, for a visiting semester at the University of Memphis School of Law.

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