25 Jul 2011

Bin Hammam maintains innoncence

10:06 am on 25 July 2011

The acting president of the Asian Football Confederation Zhang Jilong has promised to tackle corruption and restore transparency to the region, after the sports world governing body declared the former AFC chief Mohammed Bin Hammam guilty of bribery and banned him for life.

Mr Bin Hammam was accused of attempting to buy the votes of Caribbean football officials ahead of the FIFA presidential election in June.

However he denies the charge, and says he's never used bribery for votes.

Bin Hammam says he will appeal his life ban.