Tuesday,November 29,2022

South Africa Chased By Match Fixing Scandal

The football World Cup took place in South Africa almost 7 years ago. The World Cup had seen Spain emerge as champions, defeating Netherlands 1-0. However numerous controversies have surrounded South Africa even before the event had taken place. They have been alleged to have bribed $10 million to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, to host the 2010 World Cup, and even for dubious involvements for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

U.S. prosecutors have been strongly lobbying the bribery allegations, South Africa’s Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has continuously rejected all such claims. In fact, FIFA has already given Warner a lifetime ban once they had discovered his involvement.

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Recently, FIFA has suspected that last year’s World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal had been fixed. FIFA did not hesitate in banning Ghanian referee Joseph Lamptey for a lifetime from competitive football.

In a press release with respect to the match-fixing controversy, FIFA said, “Further information concerning the South Africa v. Senegal match in question will be provided once the decision becomes final and binding”.

After the match had taken place, FIFA inspected the official’s decisions. Lamptey had allowed South Africa a penalty right before halftime, and a free-kick goal in the second half. Neither of the decisions looked convincing, and having dug deeper into the situation, it has become certain that they were both erroneous.

South African Football Association

However, South Africa’s Football Association (SAFA), their national governing body did not contribute to the discussion of the procedure. Although they had previously banned the SAFA President, South Africa does not seem to be making the right moves right now.

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But these are not the only allegations against them. They are also being investigated for friendlies before the 2010 World Cup. It has been suspected that SAFA had bribed officials before the games.

“The buoyancy we felt with hosting the World Cup seems very far away now ago,” local soccer editor Richard Maguire said on Monday.

The football World Cup took place in South Africa almost 7 years ago. The World Cup had seen Spain emerge as champions, defeating Netherlands 1-0. However numerous controversies have surrounded South Africa even before the event had taken place. They have been alleged to have bribed $10 million to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, to host the 2010 World Cup, and even for dubious involvements for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

U.S. prosecutors have been strongly lobbying the bribery allegations, South Africa’s Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has continuously rejected all such claims. In fact, FIFA has already given Warner a lifetime ban once they had discovered his involvement.

Minister-of-Sport-Fikile-Mbalula-750x350

Recently, FIFA has suspected that last year’s World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal had been fixed. FIFA did not hesitate in banning Ghanian referee Joseph Lamptey for a lifetime from competitive football.

In a press release with respect to the match-fixing controversy, FIFA said, “Further information concerning the South Africa v. Senegal match in question will be provided once the decision becomes final and binding”.

After the match had taken place, FIFA inspected the official’s decisions. Lamptey had allowed South Africa a penalty right before halftime, and a free-kick goal in the second half. Neither of the decisions looked convincing, and having dug deeper into the situation, it has become certain that they were both erroneous.

South African Football Association

However, South Africa’s Football Association (SAFA), their national governing body did not contribute to the discussion of the procedure. Although they had previously banned the SAFA President, South Africa does not seem to be making the right moves right now.

But these are not the only allegations against them. They are also being investigated for friendlies before the 2010 World Cup. It has been suspected that SAFA had bribed officials before the games.

“The buoyancy we felt with hosting the World Cup seems very far away now ago,” local soccer editor Richard Maguire said on Monday.

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The football World Cup took place in South Africa almost 7 years ago. The World Cup had seen Spain emerge as champions, defeating Netherlands 1-0. However numerous controversies have surrounded South Africa even before the event had taken place. They have been alleged to have bribed $10 million to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, to host the 2010 World Cup, and even for dubious involvements for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

U.S. prosecutors have been strongly lobbying the bribery allegations, South Africa’s Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has continuously rejected all such claims. In fact, FIFA has already given Warner a lifetime ban once they had discovered his involvement.

Minister-of-Sport-Fikile-Mbalula-750x350

Recently, FIFA has suspected that last year’s World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal had been fixed. FIFA did not hesitate in banning Ghanian referee Joseph Lamptey for a lifetime from competitive football.

In a press release with respect to the match-fixing controversy, FIFA said, “Further information concerning the South Africa v. Senegal match in question will be provided once the decision becomes final and binding”.

After the match had taken place, FIFA inspected the official’s decisions. Lamptey had allowed South Africa a penalty right before halftime, and a free-kick goal in the second half. Neither of the decisions looked convincing, and having dug deeper into the situation, it has become certain that they were both erroneous.

South African Football Association

However, South Africa’s Football Association (SAFA), their national governing body did not contribute to the discussion of the procedure. Although they had previously banned the SAFA President, South Africa does not seem to be making the right moves right now.

But these are not the only allegations against them. They are also being investigated for friendlies before the 2010 World Cup. It has been suspected that SAFA had bribed officials before the games.

“The buoyancy we felt with hosting the World Cup seems very far away now ago,” local soccer editor Richard Maguire said on Monday.

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