SABC News - Former SAFA officials banned for match-fixing allegations:Monday 14 March 2016

Former SAFA officials banned for match-fixing allegations

Monday 14 March 2016 14:06

Janet Whitton

Former SAFA CEO Leslie Sedibe has been banned for five years and fined for just over R300 000 for failing to disclose the issue to and co-operate on the match-fixing of friendlies before the 2010 FIFA World Cup. (SABC)

Three former South African Football Association (SAFA) officials have been banned in connection with match-fixing allegations connected to friendlies before the 2010 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup.

Leslie Sedibe was the SAFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the time. He has been found guilty of failing to disclose the issue, and for failing to co-operate. He has been banned for five years and fined for just over R300 000.  

SAFA's former head of referees, Adeel Carelse, and former official Steve Goddard have both been banned for two years.

The case has been investigated for more than a year. It has already resulted in a six year ban being imposed by the FIFA Ethics Committee on Ace Kika, who at the time of the matches was SAFA's Head of National Teams.  

None of the four are involved in soccer in an official capacity any more.

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