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FIFA suspends SA official for 6 years

2015-10-14 13:12

Zurich - Former South African Football Association (SAFA) official Lindile Kika has been suspended by FIFA for six years as part of ongoing match-fixing investigation.

The investigation centred around friendly international fixtures played in the build up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup, which was hosted by South Africa. 

FIFA's ethics commitee found Kika guilty of breaching five sections of the ethics code.

The investigation into Kika was opened in November 2014 but FIFA failed to disclose further details into the case against the former head of national teams in South Africa.

Full FIFA statement on the suspension of Kika:

"The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has banned Lindile Kika, a former official of the South African Football Association (SAFA), from all football-related activities at national and international level for six years. The ban is effective immediately.

The proceedings against Lindile Kika were opened in November 2014 in relation to several international friendly matches played in South Africa in 2010. The investigation was led by the chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Dr Cornel Borbély, in collaboration with the FIFA Security Division.

The decision was taken on the basis of art. 13 (General rules of conduct), art. 15 (Loyalty), art. 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting), art. 19 (Conflicts of interest) and art. 22 (Commission) of the 
FIFA Code of Ethics"

Read more on:    safa  |  fifa  |  lindile kika  |  fifa bribery scandal  |  soccer
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