• July 3, 2020

George Mandela: Ugandan Player Given Life Ban For Match Fixing

 George Mandela: Ugandan Player Given Life Ban For Match Fixing

World Football governing body, FIFA, has banned Ugandan player George Mandela for match fixing.

Mandela and three Kenyans, have been found guilty of “unlawfully influencing match results.”

“In particular, given his central role in the conspiracy, the player George Mandela, Uganda, has been banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level (administrative, sports or any other) for life,” reads a document from FIFA.

“In particular, given his central role in the conspiracy, the player George Mandela, Uganda, has been banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level (administrative, sports or any other) for life.”

The incidents happened last year when Mandela was plying his trade in Kenyan Premier League with Kakamega Homeboyz.

Then, the team was under Ugandan coach Paul Nkata.

Then, Club chairman Cleophas Shimanyula claimed that the fixed matches included Sony Sugar and Mathare United.

Mandela’s former teammates – Moses Chikati, Festus Okiring, and Festo Omukoto – have also been banned for four years.

“Moreover, the individuals have been banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four (4) years.”

Brian Kawalya

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