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Former SAFA boss suspended by FIFA!

DISGRACED former South African Football Association (Safa) president Kirsten Nematandani has been banned by FIFA for violating the game’s ethics.

Nematandani, who is the spokesperson for the controversial evangelist TB Joshua, self-proclaimed prophet of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, has been found guilty by the FIFA Ethics Committee and suspended for five years’.

Nip in the bud. Former SAFA boss Kirsten Nematandandi has been banned for five years by FIFA Ethics Committee.

The ban is related to an investigation into the international friendlies Bafana Bafana played in South Africa on the eve of the 2010 World Cup.

‘‘In this regard‚ Mr Nematandani was found guilty of having violated art. 13 (General rules of conduct)‚ art. 15 (Loyalty) and art. 18 (Duty of disclosure‚ cooperation and reporting) of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE) and was sanctioned with a ban from taking part in any football-related activities for five years‚” read statement from FIFA.

A Fifa investigation found that a betting syndicate led by infamous Singaporean match-fixer Wilson Perumal and his Football 4U organisation influenced the outcome of Bafana matches against Thailand‚ Bulgaria‚ Colombia and Guatemala.

Perumal and his syndicated organised match officials for these friendly matches.

The investigations began in September 2015‚ were conducted by Djimrabaye Bourngar‚ deputy chairman of the investigatory

chamber of the Ethics Committee.

The adjudicatory chamber were presented with the final reports on August 17 2016 who then presented the decision to FIFA Ethics Committee.

Meanwhile, the ethics committee also handed life bans to former official of the Zimbabwe Football Association Jonathan Musavengana‚ and erstwhile coach of the Togo national team Banna Tchanile.

‘‘Furthermore‚ the adjudicatory chamber decided that Mr Musavengana and Mr Tchanile had both infringed art. 13 and art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) of the FCE and imposed a life ban on the two former officials‚” the statement said.

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