News:Fifa Ethics Commitee Recommends A Life Ban For Former Zifa Development Officer Over Match Fixing
<vote /> In a report released yesterday, Fifa Ethics Committee, the world football governing body’s investigatory chamber proposed that former Zifa development officer, Jonathan Musavengana, together with former Togo coach, Banna Tchanile, be banned for life for violating the Fifa Ethics Code in relation with match-fixing.
Part of the report submitted by deputy chairman of the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, Djimbaraye Bourngar, reads,
The deputy chairman of the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, Djimbaraye Bourngar, has concluded his investigations into the activities of Kirsten Nematandani, former president of the South African Football Association (Safa), Jonathan Musavengana, former official of the Zimbabwe Football Association, and Banna Tchanile, former coach of the national team of Togo,” the Fifa statement read. “As chief of investigation, Bourngar submitted the respective reports, including the relevant recommendations together with the investigation files, to the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, which is chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert. 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 chief of investigation recommends the sanction of a ban for no less than six years and a fine of no less than CHF 10 000 for Nematandani for an apparent violation of art. 13 pars 1-4 (General Rules of Conduct), art. 15 (Loyalty) and art. 18 (Duty of Disclosure, Co-operation and Reporting) of the Fifa Code of Ethics (FCE). Furthermore, he recommends the sanction of a lifelong ban for both Musavengana and Tchanile for the apparent breach of art. 13 pars 1-4 and art. 21 pars 1 and 3 (bribery and corruption) of the FCE.
However, until a formal decision is taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, the accused are presumed innocent, the Fifa committee said. Musavengana is already banned for life twice by ZIFA for his roles in the Asiagate scandal and the Limpopogate scam.
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