Safa match fixing inquiry gets green light

The commission of inquiry into match fixing into World Cup warm up games will take up to three months.


JOHANNESBURG - The South African Football Association (Safa) at the weekend said it was confident a judicial commission into allegations of match fixing will finish its job within three months.

A delegation of Safa officials held a meeting with world football governing body Fifa in Zurich where the commission was given the green light.

The inquiry is to probe whether Safa officials involved in preparation matches for Bafana Bafana for the 2010 World Cup may have fixed the matches.

Safa said it was now up to government to appoint a judge to probe the allegations.

The organisation said the Sports Ministry and President Jacob Zuma are now responsible for hiring people to oversee the inquiry.

Safa's Kirsten Nematandani said in the interest of the country the commission must be allowed to do its work.

"The Minsitry will now begin to run with the process. The issues of the judicial inquiry would require parliamentary approval and ultimately the President of the country would probably come in."