New Bribe Scandal At FIFA! Son Of Scandal-tainted Amos Adamu Snared In Alleged Pay-To-Play Purchase Of 2022 World Cup

Amos Adamu
By SaharaReporters, New York

A payment of $1 million to the son of Fifa executive committee member Amos Adamu appears to suggest a hefty bribe by the Gulf state of Qatar to win the hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup.

The payment was revealed to Fifa by The Sunday Times of the UK.  In the documents compiled by the Times, the Qatar bid team offered the sum to Samson Adamu, 26, son of disgraced former Fifa member, Amos Adamu.

The money supposedly would fund a dinner and workshop on the eve of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, though it actually cost a fraction of the money offered.

Samson's father, Amos Adamu, was one of Fifa's most senior figures to ever be caught and punished for bribery. In a sensational case, he received a 3-year ban and a 10,000 Swiss franc fine after he was taped asking for $800,000 for African votes on the World Cup's 2018 venue. An appeal by Adamu to the sentence was lost this year.

Ali al-Thawadi, deputy chief executive of the Qatar bid, allegedly brokered the latest deal, months before the decision was made on who would host the 2022 Cup.

Al-Thawadi initially denied knowledge of the offer but Qatar lawyers later acknowledged there had been discussions and a contract had been drawn up, but said the team had later backed out of the deal after considering the “relevant Fifa rules,” according to the Sunday Times which broke the blockbuster story.

World Cup bidders are prohibited from entering into any financial relationship with relatives of the 24 Fifa executive committee voters.

Fifa said it had “immediately” passed the Sunday Times evidence to Michael Garcia, its chief ethics investigator, for examination.

Invoices for the glittering 2010 African Legends’ gala dinner, seen by the UK newspaper indicate that the event cost about $220,000, much less than the $1 million Samson’s company had received to organize it.

The oil-rich Gulf state of Qatar, a tiny nation of 1.6m people, won the vote for 2022 with the support of 14 executive committee members despite having no football tradition and the prospect of temperatures of up to 50C during the summer, when the competition will be held.

Its bid committee vastly outspent every competitor in its campaign and Jerome Valcke, the Fifa general secretary, admitted in a leaked email that Qatar had “bought the WC ”. He later said he was referring to the vast amount of money spent on marketing the bid.

This newspaper wrote to the Commons culture, media and sport select committee last year to report that it had also filmed three former Fifa grandees claiming Qatar was offering large sums of cash to African voters. The allegations are denied by Qatar.

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It's very disheartening to

It's very disheartening to notice how most of us (Nigerians) could stoop so low to dip our fingers in dirty water, when money is involved, especially our high and mighty people in public offices. It's so shameful and sad. What messages are they leaving for the younger generation to emulate?. Posterity will not forgive Adamu n his family for the shame they brought to us, thus far.

It appears as if Nigerians

It appears as if Nigerians have been injected with inferior complex vaccine and so we cannot produce anything on this earth apart from eat drink and be merry and born children and excite the intellect while wasting away. For the past 32 years we have been teaching humanity particularly Africans (the Atlanteans) to apply the nucleus African cultural values to ensure good and efficient management and control of their vast human and material resources but it appears they are looking for the kingdom of the stomach thereby always finding our hands stained with illegalities. Just few weeks ago The National Stadium Abuja was found to be a cottage farm because the man in charge of the NFF thinks that we are all Kaffiris and so have no right of say. How he is still there is unbelievable. He should be sacked.

ADAMU MEANS FRAUD.

The word Adamu is our Nigerian synonym for FRAUD!

Father and Son limited company

I thought the whole issue about Amos Adamu has come and gone forever. I'm surprise to hear that the Qatar bid team offered the sum to Samson Adamu, 26, son of disgraced former Fifa member, Amos Adamu.
Please lets save the name 'Nigeria' from Shame.Enough is Enough
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Father and Son limited company

I thought the whole issue about Amos Adamu has come and gone forever. I'm surprise to hear that the Qatar bid team offered the sum to Samson Adamu, 26, son of disgraced former Fifa member, Amos Adamu.
Please lets save the name 'Nigeria' from Shame.Enough is Enough
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Adamu and his Son!

Corruption in Nigeria may be remedied by deployment of capital punishemt as some suggest. But when it comes down to it, who would be subjected to the punishment? The poor masses of course. The rich and powerful would easily circumvent it as always and we would be back to where we started. The solution to Nigeria's problem is the lack of enduring institutions, legal or political. We know the issues and how to resolve them. We are just not willing to own up to the truth.

Capital punishment?

Those advocating for capital punishment should temper down because of cases like this. I mean, this father and son scenario that is becoming an issue now in the nation...! May God help us!

NIGERIAN LEADERS ARE

NIGERIAN LEADERS ARE SHAMELESS,I WONDER WHY THEY ARE LIKE THAT.THEY ARE LIKE RATS OR CATS THAT YOU CAN NOT ENTRUST FRIED MEAT UNTO THEM WHEN IT COMES TO MONEY OR PROPERTIES. LOOK AT HOW THIS CROOK & ROGUE CALLED ADAMU IS DISGRACING HIMSELF ALL ABOUT.HIS ATTITUDE HAS SHOWN THAT NIGERIANS LEADERS CAN NOT BE TRUSTED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.SHAME ON YOU

Foolish man

Amos Adamu!!!! is any of us surprised? this is Nigeria legacy to the world,incidentally,the world is not really aware of the level of corruption in Nigeria.

like father like son

it is in our blood. i am sorry gentlemen of the public.corruption in nigeria need capital punishment to flush out this diseases from our system.

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