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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned a former soccer official for 10 years for mismanaging "a significant amount" of money from the governing body.
FIFA says former Tanzanian soccer federation president Jamal Malinzi received $528,000 over four years to repay alleged loans he made that "lack proper justification or explanation."
Malinzi also received $55,000 in prize money earned by Tanzania's under-17 team at the African youth championship in 2017.
FIFA says Malinzi was a member of its development committee — allocating project funds worldwide — and its fair play and social responsibility committee from 2013-17 when he was taking money.
Malinzi was also fined 500,000 Swiss francs ($503,000).