Match-Fixing In SA Football

Match fixing scandals in South African football just will not go away.  On Monday former SAFA CEO Leslie Sedibe was suspended from football for five years for his alleged involvement in fixing Bafana Bafana’s pre-2010 FIFA World Cup friendlies.  Sedibe has denied any wrongdoing.

On Tuesday, the Premier Soccer League announced it has been provided with information that alleges that certain players and officials registered with the league have been involved in match fixing and corruption.  In a statement, the League says it takes allegations such as these very seriously and has preferred charges against those who have been named.  The Disciplinary Committee of the League will hear the charges on the 30th of March and the League says it has every confidence that the process will be expeditious and effective.