ZURICH – The FIFA ethics committee has extended the ban on Jerome Valcke for another 45 days.
Valcke, who served as secretary general under Sepp Blatter for nearly a decade, was suspended for 90 days in October. That suspension expired on Tuesday, the same day ethics investigators recommended a nine-year ban for the Frenchman.
In his final report, lead investigator Cornel Borbely also asked that Valcke be fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($99,000).
Valcke has been accused of violating six articles of the FIFA code of ethics, including confidentiality and conflict of interest.