FIFA bans SA official for matchfixing

fifa ethicsJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE FIFA Ethics Committee 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 his role in the fixed matches organized in preparation for the 2010 World Cup.

He has been banned, effective immediately, for six years.

The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has effected the ban.

Marc Tenbücken, Spokesman for the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, said proceedings against Kika were opened in November 2014 in relation to several international friendly matches played in South Africa in 2010.

The match-fixing allegations centre on Bafana matches in May 2010 against Thailand, Bulgaria, Colombia and Guatemala.

Chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Dr Cornel Borbély, led the investigation 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.

Kika has previously denied any wrongdoing .

– CAJ News

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