FIFA bans former Safa officials of match fixing

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World Football governing body FIFA has banned  former South African Football Association (SAFA) officials for match fixing.

According to FIFA the former official Leslie Sedibe had infringed art. 13 (General rules of conduct), art. 15 (Loyalty), and art. 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting) of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE) and imposed a ban on him from taking part in any football-related activities for five years and a fine of CHF 20,000.

Two other former officials Steve Goddard and Adeel Carelse were both also found guilty of violating articles 13, 15, and 18 of the FCE and each received a ban of two years.Carelse was the head of South African referee’s at that time.

The bans were handed after investigations concerning international friendly matches played in South Africa in 2010 ahead of the World Cup that year.

The match fixing was through Asiagate mastermind Wilson Perumal”s company . Perumal has been linked to Zimbabwe’s latest scandal.

A former senior official Lindile Kika was handed a six year ban by FIFA’s ethics committee in 2015 for his involvement in the same match-fixing scandal.