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SAFA ready to fight fixing

2012-02-08 07:44

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.

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Comments
  • Jack - 2012-02-08 07:50

    lol...good luck!!

      Sean - 2012-02-08 08:23

      The government leads by example , what do you expect ?? LOL !

      Dhirshan - 2012-02-08 08:31

      haha - yorl can't even read the rule book, register the name 'bafana bafana' & hire a decent coach, and you wanna fite corruption ????

  • kgomotso.radise - 2012-02-08 07:58

    Its remains to be seen how probe unfold

  • Comrade - 2012-02-08 08:03

    DONT SAFA MEAN ...." INTRODUCE CORRUPTION TO SOCCER?'

  • Derk - 2012-02-08 08:07

    If CORRUPTION was a sport South Africa would be ranked number 1,2 and 3 in the world

  • Sechaba - 2012-02-08 08:37

    you guys should pay the Sangoma, since the sangoma thing nothing has been going well for SAFA, just pay up

  • mapetlaa - 2012-02-11 18:26

    I am also worried ka this sangoma matter. He blindfolded SAFA the fail to even read simple rules. For the sake of paving the way 4 Pitso and the boys to do well un 2013 AFCON,please pay this guy ASAP. Otherwise, we going backward as noticed, even our president is seeing you as something to laugh about. PAY THIS GUY or suffer, SAFA.

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