24 August 2016

Zimbabwe: Proceedings Begin Against Alleged Match Fixers

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Zimbabwe soccer fans

THE adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee has opened formal proceedings against some football administrators for alleged match fixing.

The proceedings chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert are against Kirsten Nematandani, former President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Jonathan Musavengana,former official of the Zimbabwe Football Association, and Banna Tchanile, former coach of the national team of Togo.

The probe is based on the final report submitted by the investigatory chamber.

The investigations were conducted by Djimrabaye Bourngar, deputy chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, and the final report was passed to the adjudicatory chamber on 17 August 2016.

In the course of the proceedings, the officials will be invited to submit their positions, including any evidence with regard to the final report of the investigatory chamber and may request a hearing.

"For reasons linked to privacy rights and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, the adjudicatory chamber will not publish further details at the moment," FIFA stated.

The alleged match fixing is said to have taken place ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa hosted.

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