Johannesburg - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has noted heightened media interest in the past 48 hours regarding the allegations of match fixing during South Africa's pre-tournament preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
On Monday FIFA released a statement confirming that FIFA Security was engaged in a global investigation, which included a number of jurisdictions in Africa and across the globe.
In discussions on Tuesday between SAFA and FIFA it was agreed to prioritise investigations into the allegations regarding matches played in South Africa.
The FIFA Security investigation team will travel to South Africa at the earliest possible opportunity in order to provide for all interested parties to share information at their disposal with the FIFA investigation.
"We are pleased to confirm that the Head of FIFA Security, Mr Chris Eaton, has consented to our request and will include South Africa in a visit to Southern Africa in the first week of March.
"SAFA reaffirms its commitment to fully co-operate with FIFA and to continue with its own initiatives to uproot corruption from football.
"We would like to make a special appeal to all parties to respect this process and allow it to reach its logical conclusion," said acting SAFA president Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana.