Bin Hammam states guilty ‘Campaign’

July 21, 2011

The suspended Qatari Mohamed bin Hammam has stated that there has been a ‘campaign’ to comdemn The Asian Football Confederation president as guilty.

He is preparing to face the FIFA Ethics Committee on Friday the Asian Football Confederation president as guilty before his hearing takes place.

The 62-year-old Qatari has been suspended from world football’s governing body since May after bribery allegations which  relate to Caribbean officials in the FIFA presidential election.

He added: “With just a few days to go before my hearing, there can be no doubt that there has been a campaign waged within certain quarters to ensure that I am seen to be guilty and eliminated from football in the court of public opinion, even before my hearing has started.”

He continued: “Despite these clear attempts to besmirch my name in the public domain, I will not allow my own suspicions to dash my hopes or to make me think, as some would wish, that I will have to travel a long and hard road to clear my name of the stain of this politically motivated affair.”