Fifa’s ethics committee recommends a ban, fine for Nematandani

Nematandani was investigated in connection with his conduct in the organisation of friendly games in 2010.

FILE: Former SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Fifa's chief of investigation for its ethics committee has recommended that former Safa President Kirsten Nematandani be banned for no less than six years and fined at least 10,000 Swiss Francs for violating Fifa's code of ethics.

It's also been recommended a lifelong ban for a Zambian football association official Jonathan Musavengana and former coach of the Togo national team Banna Tchanile.

The three are presumed innocent pending a formal decision from the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee.

The investigations into the three individuals were initiated in relation to their specific conduct in the organisation of several international friendly matches played in South Africa in 2010.

The committee has also he recommended the sanction of a lifelong ban for both Musavengana and Tchanile.