The top boss of Colombia’s soccer federation announced his resignation on Monday amid accusations he received bribes in an elaborate FIFA corruption scheme.
Luis Bedoya, director of the Colombian soccer federation FCF, said to resign over “personal reasons.”
However, the soccer boss is one of multiple Latin American soccer chiefs implicated in a global corruption scandal at world soccer federation FIFA.
According to revelations made as the FIFA corruption scandal unfolded, all directors of South American soccer federations received $1.5 million in bribes through the South American Soccer Federation.
Corruption in the world’s international and national soccer federations has caused a major crisis among those organizing the world’s most popular sport.
FIFA chairman Joseph Blatter and his assistant, former soccer player Michel Platini, were both put on non-active while the federation investigates alleged corruption committed by the two.
Fourteen soccer executives, two of whom from South America, have been arrested since the scandal broke earlier this year.