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Match Fixing: FIFA Slaps Life Ban To African Official

World Football governing body, FIFA, has handed a life ban to former Botswana Football Association general secretary Mooketsi Kgotlele

Mooketsi is guilty of accepting bribes in relation to the manipulation of international matches.

He has also received a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,953).

“The formal ethics proceedings against Mr Kgotlele… stem from an extensive investigation into various attempts to manipulate international matches for betting purposes by Mr Wilson Raj Perumal, a known match-fixer,” said FIFA.

The proceedings were initiated in September 2018, the statement added.

The ban on Kgotlele covers all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level and came into force on Monday.

The long-running investigation into convicted Singapore-based match fixer Perumal’s activities has already produced life bans for players and former officials.

Note: Part of the information fetched from Reuters

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