Former Tanzanian Football Federation President Jamal Malinzi

Former Tanzanian Football Federation President Jamal Emil Malinzi has been banned for 10 years from all football-related activities after being found guilty of misappropriating FIFA funds.

The investigation into Malinzi was for the period 2013 to 2017 and also related to funds of his confederation and national FA. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on him.

The full statement from FIFA on its website read:

“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Jamal Emil Malinzi, a former President of the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) and a former FIFA standing committee member, guilty of having misappropriated FIFA funds and falsified an official document, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

“The investigation into Mr Malinzi was related to the misappropriation of FIFA Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) funds, as well as other CAF and TFF funds, in the period between 2013 and 2017, and the forgery of a TFF Executive Committee resolution.

“In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Malinzi had breached articles 24 (Forgery and falsification) and 28 (Misappropriation of funds) of the 2018 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and, as a result, sanctioned him with a ten‑year ban from all football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr Malinzi.

“The decision was notified to Mr Malinzi on Friday, 8 November 2019, the date on which the ban comes into force.”