FIFA to probe match fixing between Zimbabwe and South Africa

A FIFA delegation is in South Africa to probe allegations the match between South Africa and Zimbabwe, among others before the 2010 World Cup, was fixed.

The delegation is in the country to commence the Southern Africa leg of its global investigation into match fixing.

Chris Eaton is leading the commission which will be in South Africa for four days.

During that time, Eaton and his group will engage with a number of key individuals. The names of the individuals FIFA are meeting are not being made available to the media in order to protect the integrity of the process.

In addition, FIFA will have open access to South African Football Association’s records that are relevant to the enquiry which is centered on the refereeing and outcome of the four friendly games that Bafana Bafana played in the final build up to the World Cup.

Among the matches is the one they played against Zimbabwe. South Africa won the friendly match 2-1. SAFA officials said they will co-operate with FIFA.

“Anyone who has not already been contacted but who believes that they have material evidence to offer are invited to urgently contact my office” says added SAFA chief executive, Robin Petersen told The Zimbabwean.

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