According to reports, two former heads of FIFA’s ethics departments have started their own company to offer advice on good governance in sports.
The two officials are Cornel Borbely of Swiss descent, who was the chairman of the investigatory chamber for FIFA, and a German judge, Hans Joachim Eckert who presided over the adjudicatory chamber that authorized the ban of former president Sepp Blatter, UEFA head Michel Platini, among others.
FIFA made a decision not to reappoint Borbely and Eckert, in response to suggestions from president Gianni Infantino although there were many ongoing investigations. Borbely was said to have laid criticisms on the decision, describing it as politically motivated. He also stated that it ended FIFA’s efforts to make reforms.
The new company is known as the Sports Governance Unit (SGU) and is located in Zurich. Borbely, Eckert and Marc Tenbucken, a communications expert from Munich head the company.
The company in a press release disclosed that its aim is to offer advice to associations, sponsors, clubs, as well as governments on issues in the context of good governance, compliance, and integrity in sports.