Barbados football proclaims innocence in bribery scandal

(Barbados Nation) Threatened with sanctions after being given a 48-hour deadline by FIFA, the Barbados Football Association (BFA) yesterday proclaimed its innocence in bribery allegations levelled at banned former presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam.

General secretary David Hinds not only confirmed receipt of Monday’s warning letter from the world governing body for football, but stated the BFA had adhered to FIFA’s notification.

He said the BFA was “willing to cooperate” and acted expeditiously by forwarding yesterday the requested report on what took place at a controversial two-day “cash for votes” meeting in May with Bin Hammam in Trinidad and Tobago.

“We received the invitation and have acted accordingly. We have maintained our original position. Nothing has changed. We are innocent; we did not take part in any bribery,” Hinds told the MIDWEEK Nation yesterday.

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