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  • FIFA Sanctioned Nine Individuals for Match Manipulation


    04/24/19

    The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has found nine individuals – eight players/former players as well as one players’ agent – guilty of having been involved in match manipulation in violation of art. 69 par. 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (Unlawfully influencing match results).

    The following individuals have been banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at both national and international level (administrative, sports or any other) for life:

    Mr Karlon Murray, Trinidad and Tobago

    Mr Keyeno Thomas, Trinidad and Tobago

    Mr Hellings Mwakasungula, Malawi

    Mr Ibrahim Kargbo, Sierra Leone

    Mr Kudzanai Shaba, Zimbabwe

    Mr Séïdath Tchomogo, Benin

    Mr Leonel Duarte, Cuba

    Mr Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani, Afghanistan

    Moreover, the Kenyan player Mr George Owino Audi has been banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at both national and international level (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of ten (10) years. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 15,000 has been imposed upon him.

    The formal disciplinary proceedings into the aforementioned individuals stemmed from an extensive investigation into various international matches that Mr Wilson Raj Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting purposes. This large-scale investigation was conducted by FIFA over several years through its Integrity Department and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities.

    The decisions were notified to the individuals concerned today, the date on which the relevant bans come into force.

    Media Release FIFA



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