The drama at the world governing body of football, FIFA is far from over. The federation has sacked its general secretary, Jerome Valcke.
Valcke had been suspended in September over allegations linked him to making undue personal gains from the sales of World Cup tickets. His suspension was then extended last week.
A statement by the federation goes thus:
“The FIFA Emergency Committee decided, on 9 January 2016, to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA Secretary General with immediate effect
Jerome Valcke is therefore no longer the Secretary General of FIFA.
Jerome Valcke was provisionally released from his duties as Secretary General on 17 September 2015, and on 7 January 2016, formal adjudicatory proceedings were opened against him by the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert.
The provisional suspension imposed on Jerome Valcke on 8 October 2015 and extended on 6 January 2016 continues to be valid”
FIFA Deputy Secretary General, Markus Kattne will now take offer from Valcke.