FIFA bans three South African officials

FIFA bans three South African officials

Three South African Football Association officials have been banned from the sport in connection with international friendlies played by the national side in 2010, the governing body Fifa said.

Leslie Sedibe, a former chief executive of the South African Football Association, was banned for five years and fined 20,000 Swiss francs (£14,000) by Fifa’s ethics committee. Steve Goddard and Adeel Carelse, both former heads of the SAFA’s refereeing department, were each banned for two yearst.

The cases were linked to that of the former SAFA executive member and head of referees Lindile Kika, who was banned for six years by Fifa last October.

Fifa said that Sedibe, Goddard and Carelse had all infringed ethics rules concerning general rules of conduct, loyalty and disclosure, cooperation and reporting. Read more

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