Worawi Makudi is to be suspended from FIFA for a further 45 days after a ruling by the independent Ethics Committee ©Getty Images

Thailand's Worawi Makudi has been suspended from all footballing activity for a further 45 days by FIFA's independent Ethics Committee after the completion of his initial 90-day ban.

This appears to rule him out of standing for a fresh term as President of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), a role he has served since 2007. with the election due to be held on February 15 so before the latest ban expires. 

Makudi, who served as a member of the FIFA Executive Committee for 18 years until last year, was initially suspended for 90 days on October 7, for as yet un-revealed offences.

That ban is due to conclude at midnight tonight, with the new one to come into force immediately.

"The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert has decided to extend the suspension of Mr Worawi Makudi by 45 days, at the request of the investigatory chamber," a statement today explained.

"The suspension imposed on Mr Makudi on 7 October 2015 (notified to him on 12 October 2015) for a duration of 90 days will end today, 9 January 2016, at midnight.

"The extension of the suspension starts on January 10, 2016."

No reason has been given for Makudi's suspension other than "a breach of the Code of Ethics" but it is thought that the investigation may relate to alleged wrongdoing during the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.

Worawi Makudi was a longstanding member of the FIFA Executive Committee ©Getty Images
Worawi Makudi was a longstanding member of the FIFA Executive Committee ©Getty Images

Makudi was a long-time ally of Mohamed bin Hammam, the former FIFA Presidential candidate from Qatar who was banned from football for life over alleged financial mismanagement of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) accounts while President.

In July, a Bangkok criminal court sentenced the 64-year-old to a suspended jail term of 16 months and fined him THB4,000 (£74/$113/€99).

Along with former FAT secretary general Ong-art Korsinka, now President of the Thai Premier League Co Ltd, Makudi was found guilty of falsifying documents.

FIFA's Ethics Committee had also investigated him in 2011 over allegations that more than $800,000 (£521,000/€703,000) of development money was spent on projects built on land he owned near Bangkok.

That case was closed after FIFA accepted documents allegedly showing Worawi donated the land to FAT.

In May 2011, Lord Triesman, former chairman of the English Football Association, gave evidence in the British Parliament that Makudi had demanded the television rights to a friendly between England and the Thai national team in return for voting for England to host the 2018 World Cup. 

This led to an inquiry set up by the FA, where Triesman repeated the allegation of corruption by referring to his Parliamentary evidence.

Makudi then unsuccessfully tried to sued Triesman for libel, claiming that the allegations were not true and that his reputation had been tarnished.

No FAT President is currently listed on the AFC website, with Monday (January 11) marking the last day in which candidates can register interest to stand at the elections.