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FIFA bans Jamaica's Horace Burrell

Published:Friday | October 14, 2011 | 1:29 PM

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned senior Caribbean football official Captain Horace Burrell for six months for the Jamaican's part in a bribery conspiracy involving former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hamamm.

Burrell, a long time ally of former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, must now withdraw his candidacy in the Caribbean Football Union presidential election scheduled next month. Burrell is currently the head of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF).

FIFA says three months of Burrell's ban from all football duty will be deferred for a probationary period of two years.

Horace Reid, the general secretary of The JFF also received a warning from FIFA in relation to the incident.

FIFA also banned one of the most senior women in world football, Franka Pickering of the British Virgin Islands, for 18 months.

Two more officials received 30-day bans, one was reprimanded and five others received warnings.