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FIFA bans Ugandan official over 2014 WCup ticket resales

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned the president of Uganda's soccer federation for two months over the resale of tickets for the 2014 World Cup. FIFA says its ethics judges ratified a plea bargain by Moses Magogo, an elected member of the Confederation of African Football executive committee. He also agreed to pay a 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,075) fine.

Magogo was alleged to have profited from rule-breaking resales among an allocation of 177 tickets FIFA thought were for fans in Uganda. A formal complaint in Uganda alleged tickets for games in Brazil were sold by "American and South African agents."

Magogo joined CAF's ruling panel in 2017 when co-opted by its newly elected president, Ahmad of Madagascar. The Ugandan official was elected to a four-year term in July during the FIFA investigation.

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