More Fifa sleeze

The bribery scandal rocking Fifa continues apace, as another Caribbean football association has alleged that it received $40,000 in cash at a meeting arranged by Mohamed bin Hammam, a former Fifa presidential candidate, and the association's vice-president Jack Warner.

The president of the Surinam FA claims the money was handed over in 100 dollar bills in a brown envelope on the arrival of the Surinam FA in Trinidad for a meeting with Hammam.

'We went up to a room and were given $40,000 in a brown envelope with the name of Surinam on it,' Giskus told the Press Association. 'We were surprised, and asked who the gift was from. Mr Jason Sylvester told us that it was a gift from the CFU for developing football in Surinam. We asked once more and were told it was for developing football in our country and that's why we accepted it.

He added: 'I asked if we would get problems with Customs leaving Port of Spain with that amount of money and he [Sylvester] told us there would be no problems. I wrote his mobile number on the envelope so that if there were any problems at the airport we could call it.'

Sylvester was one of the CFU officials that Fifa suspended, along with Bin Hammam and Warner.

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