Safa to meet over match-fixing saga

Safa says it is going to deal with the allegations of match-fixing levelled against it.

The South African Football Association.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Football Association (Safa) said it will hold a meeting next week to decide a way forward in the wake of a match-fixing scandal.

The organisation placed some of its senior executives on administrative leave in December after it emerged that some Bafana Bafana games had been fixed ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Safa President Kirsten Nematandani and chief operations officer Dennis Mumble, among other executives, were later reinstated to their position.

It is believed the football body's decision to suspend the officials had been un-procedural.

Safa spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi said, "Saturday meeting's is to take the issue forward. Contrary to certain sections that we are not dealing with the matter, this proves that we are not sweeping the matter under the carpet."