Man in court for match-fixing

A man accused of match-fixing appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday. Humphrey...

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A man accused of match-fixing appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Humphrey Setshedi was granted R10,000 bail and was ordered to appear before the court in September.

The 41-year-old Sandton resident was apprehended at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Setshedi allegedly offered a bribe to an undercover Hawks agent, who was posing as a referee. He offered the bribe in order to secure a win for Mpumalanga Sevutsu in their match against GaRankuwa United.

Both teams are vying for promotion in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

"After he paid an amount of R2,000 he was then arrested and charged for corruption," said the Hawks' McIntosh Polela. "He now has to surrender his passport. The information we have is that he is associated… with the team."