South Sudan FA president Chabur Goc Alei suspended by board

Chabur Goc Alei
Chabur Goc Alei has protested his vowed to prove his innocence

The South Sudan Football Association president Chabur Goc Alei says he is determined to clear his name after he was suspended by the governing body's board of directors.

The board decided during an emergency extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday that Alei should step aside because of alleged financial impropriety.

"Yes it is true the board of directors of the SSFA has suspended me, but I am ready to defend myself and even quit football," Alei told BBC Sport.

The South Sudan FA vice-president, Andrea Abdella, has taken over the presidency until the next election in March 2017.

However, the board has decided that Alei can speak in his own defence during a forthcoming general assembly.

"We shall pick a date for the assembly at which Alei can defend himself on all the matters," said South Sudan FA Deputy Secretary General Domasio Ajongo.

He added that the board has also communicated the developments to Fifa and is awaiting a response from football's world governing body.

Alei came to office in 2012 and survived being ousted in July 2017 before Fifa intervened.

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