A football player of Nigerian origin, Christopher Chizoba Iyikwobe has been slammed with a two-year worldwide ban from the game after a request by the Bangladesh Football Federation for the ban placed on him by the Federation to be rendered global was granted by the world governing body, FIFA.
The Bangladesh Football Federation had placed a two-year worldwide ban on Iyikwobe on 26th September 2021 and subsequently appealed to FIFA to give it worldwide effect.
A letter dated 4th February 2022 and signed by the General Secretary of the Bangladesh Football Federation, Md. Abu Nayeem Shohaq and addressed to the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, conveyed the decision of the Chairperson of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, Jorge Ivan Palacio, which was taken on 3rd February 2022.
FIFA’s letter on the decision of its Disciplinary Committee, which was signed by Carlos Schneider, Director of FIFA Judicial Bodies, recalled that the Appeals Committee of the Bangladesh Football Federation had confirmed the two-year ban on Iyikwobe on 26th September 2021, and the Disciplinary Committee’s decision has now made the ban a global affair.
FIFA has now granted the request and Iyikwobe remains suspended from all football-related activities globally until 26th September 2023.
A former player of Arambagh KS in the Bangladeshi league, Chizoba Christopher Iyikwobe was sanctioned for breach of contract.