South-Africa

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula to open up on SAFA suspensions

2016-03-17 07:02
Fikile Mbalula

Johannesburg - Sports minister Fikile Mbalula will brief the media on Thursday on the allegations of match-fixing and suspension of SA Football Association officials.

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This comes after FIFA imposed sanctions on former football officials regarding the international friendly matches played by Bafana Bafana ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

The investigation, initiated in November 2014 against SAFA officials, was conducted by Dr Cornel Borbely who is the chair of the Investigatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee, in collaboration with the FIFA Security Division.

Former head of referees Lindile "Ace" Kika was banned from all football-related activities for six years while former SAFA CEO Leslie Sedibe was found to have infringed rules related to disclosure, cooperation and reporting of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

Sedibe has been banned for five years from all football-related activities and also received a fine of around R300 000.

Former SAFA employees Adeel Carelse and Steve Goddard were both found guilty and each received a ban of two years.

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