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FIFA slap ex-Zifa official with life ban

by Staff Reporter
08 Dec 2016 at 18:17hrs | Views
Former ZIFA official Jonathan Musavengana has been handed a life ban from all football activities over his involvement in bribery and corruption.

Musavengana worked as Zifa programmes officer in 2010 and was implicated in the infamous Asia-gate scandal.

 The ban was handed by the world soccer governing body, FIFA.

 The ban is with effect from today.Fifa believes that at least one of South Africa's friendly games in the weeks ahead of the continents first World Cup was fixed by the referee.

Musavengana was allegedly the middleman in arranging corrupt referees to handle the matches.

The officials were linked to a company controlled by Singaporean match-fixer, Wilson Raj Perumal to appoint the referees for the games.

Also handed a life ban was former South African Football Association (SAFA president) Kirsten Nematandani.

Banna Tchanile, former coach of the Togo national team were handed bans as well.

A statement from FIFA read :

Mr Nematandani was found guilty of having violated art. 13 (General rules of conduct), art. 15 (Loyalty) and art. 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting) of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE) and was sanctioned with a ban from taking part in any football-related activities for five years.

Furthermore, the adjudicatory chamber decided that Mr Musavengana and Mr Tchanile had both infringed art. 13 and art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) of the FCE and imposed a life ban on the two former officials.

Source - Byo24News