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Caribbean Football Union (CFU) official Jason Sylvester presented the gifts, including US$40,000, to the Suriname board after a meeting with Asian Football Confederation chief Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar. Bin Hammam was among four people suspended by FIFA for alleged roles in the attempted bribery of 25 CFU associations in the build-up to FIFA presidential elections.
Bin Hammam challenged FIFA President Sepp Blatter for the top football post but bowed out after being charged. Blatter was re-elected unopposed on June 1. As the FIFA investigates allegations of bribery, the SVB has offered all assistance and has faxed all official documents sent by CFU for the meeting with Bim Hammen in Trinidad on June 6 to the FIFA inquiry authorities. “We are a small country, but will never under any circumstances take bribes or material,” SVB chairman Louis Giskus told AFP. “Now we just wait for the FIFA ethical commission to tell us what to do now.”