Thursday, 18th September 2014

UK based newspaper says ANFA prez Thapa received £115,000 from Hammam


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Ganesh ThapaA British newspaper “The Sunday Times” has reported that All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) president Ganesh Thapa has received £115,000 from the banned president of Asian Football Confederation and FIFA’s executive committee, Mohammed Bin Hammam.

“Ganesh Thapa, president of the Nepalese FA, was paid a total of £115,000 from two separate Kemco accounts in March and August 2010,” writes the newspaper in what it called as its investigative report on Saturday.
“President Ganesh Thapa said last week to the newspaper that the money was paid as part of a business arrangement he had with Kemco,” it adds.

Thapa was also accused of same case two years ago as reported by the Associated Press (AP). Thapa had received $100,000 from Hammam in the name of his son.  However, Thapa had clarified that the amount was a loan deal.  
Qatari Hammam, who had been expelled from FIFA for corruption in 2011, has also made payments of $1.7 million to get support from Asian representatives, according to the newspaper.


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