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Kevin Sammut handed life ban

Posted By Sportinmalta On November 30, 2012 @ 7:29 pm In Featured,Football | 3 Comments

UEFA’s appeal against the original sentence handed to ex International player Kevin Sammut by the Disciplinary board has been upheld and the player’s ban has been extended to an international life ban.

Sammut along with Stephen Wellman and Kanneth Scicluna were being accused to have accepted a bribe by Croat Mario Cvrtak with the aim to set the score to a 4-0 or 5-0 in favour of Norway.

UEFA’s disciplinary board had acquitted Wellman and Scicluna but had imposed a ten year sentence to Sammut.

Uefa’s disciplinary inspector had decided that following these decisions he decided to seek to convert a 10-year international ban slapped on Kevin Sammut, il-Viper, into a lifetime ban in his appeal. The inspector had also appealed against the acquittal of the other two players.

The UEFA appeals board confirmed the acquittal of Wellman and Scicluna but it imposed a harsher penalty towards Sammut.

The Malta Football Association had initiated its own investigations after obtaining a transcript of Mr Cvrtak’s testimony in the “Bochum trial” court in October.

The association concluded its probe in March and sent its findings to Uefa’s control and disciplinary board to determine whether sufficient grounds existed for disciplinary action to be taken

This site can confirm that MFA’s CEO Bjorn Vassallo was present for the judgement.

Kevin Sammut can now ask his lawyers to file the case to CAS the Court of Arbitration of Sports.





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