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Report: South Africa Games Fixed in 2010
ESPN Soccernet, December 17th, 2012 12:42PM

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The South African Football Association has suspended five top officials, including President Kirsten Nematandani and chief executive Dennis Mumble, following a FIFA report that found four international friendlies played by South Africa in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup were fixed. In response to the report, the South African FA has said it will launch its own investigation of the claims. In the meantime, the five individuals in question have been put on administrative leave.

"This action in no way implies that these individuals were involved in match-fixing. It is again simply for good governance that this measure is being implemented," SAFA said in a press release.

According to ESPN, the FIFA report revealed that convicted game-fixer Raj Perumal’s fake company, Football 4U, had been involved in South Africa. Perumal is currently under house arrest in Hungary after being handed a two-year jail term for fixing games in Finland in July 2011.

The games in question are the four home friendlies South Africa played in May 2010 against Thailand, Bulgaria, Colombia and Guatemala. The Bafana Bafana won three of the four, drawing against Bulgaria. 

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