Press releases 11th March 2016

CAF reaffirms commitment to eradicating match fixing

In a letter dated 8 March 2016, the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) was informed by the Zimbabwe Football Association of the provisional suspension of a member of its Executive Committee, Mr. Edzai Kasinauyo.

The decision, based on information available to the Association and were subjected to its Executive Committee, including affidavits, emails, audio recordings, may be related to the business to manipulate the results of the Day 3 & 4 matches of the AFCON 2017 qualifiers against Swaziland.

“The facts reported are very serious and CAF has noted the precautionary measure taken by the Zimbabwe Football Association, whilst opening a serene investigation into the case in respect of the rule of law.

“We reaffirm the commitment of the CAF President and the Executive Committee to eliminate any threat that will influence the integrity of the game on the continent, either through match fixing or illegal betting.

“We will, immediately, in consultation with FIFA, investigate and activate the mechanisms necessary to ensure that similar actions will not come to affect the course of any match, be it in the context of the AFCON 2017 qualifiers or any other future competition” said CAF Secretary General, Hicham El Amrani.

• This media release was originally published on the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) internet site on 9 March 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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