FIFA bans former SAFA CEO Leslie Sedibe for five years
FIFA has confirmed banning former South African Football Association CEO Leslie Sedibe for five years and fine of 20‚000 Swiss francs‚ SAFA confirmed on Monday. This follows a Fifa probe into match-fixing.
"FIFA has confirmed banning Mr Ace Kika from all football-related activities for six years‚ Mr Leslie Sedibe for five years and fine of CHF 20‚000‚" SAFA.net @SAFA_net tweeted.
"FIFA has also imposed a two-year ban on both Mr Steve Goddard & former head of referees Adeel Carelse. All bans come into force immediately."
In October‚ Fifa’s ethics committee recommended action against Kika for his role in corrupt activities related to Bafana Bafana matches in 2010.
Kika was the first South African to be charged in a long-running saga after it emerged that friendly matches Bafana played on the eve of the 2010 World Cup were fixed by convicted Singaporean match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal.
Sedibe‚ who headed the organisation during the matches under investigation‚ and erstwhile head of referees Steve Goddard‚ were also named in the Fifa report.
Carelse was the former head of referees.