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SBD Global/December 18, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
SAFA CEO, President Suspended Indefinitely Following FIFA Report Into Match Fixing
Published December 18, 2012
THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM: GOAL's Ian Malcolm wrote FIFA issued its initial report on the matches last week and an emergency committee from the SAFA held a meeting on Sunday where it "considered and accepted the report as received." SAFA has essentially acknowledged its guilt in the matter and will now "seek to root out" the individuals within the organization who the associations feels are responsible (GOAL, 12/17). SUNDAY WORLD's Kgomotso Sethusha wrote even though "further examination" of the report is yet to take place, the "explosive document" has left SAFA officials on "tenterhooks." A SAFA official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the match-fixers "could not have acted alone." The official said, "The report identifies SAFA officials and the impression out there is that the association harbours criminals and corrupt elements. SAFA is definitely going to take action against those involved and send out a strong message" (SUNDAY WORLD, 12/16).