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FIFA announces bans on various African football officials

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The FIFA Ethics committee has announced bans on various African football officials at both national and international level.

The bans included Mr. Kirsten Nematandani, former president of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Mr. Jonathan Musavengana, the former official of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), and Mr. Banna Tchanile, former coach of the Togo national team.

The former South African FA president, Kirsten Nematandani was found guilty after failing to report corruption related to his national team friendly matches which were played in 2010.

Nematandani is now banned from taking part in any football-related activities for five years after breaching the rules of FIFA code of Ethics.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Musavengana and Banna Tchanile who were the Zimbabwean FA president and Togo national team coach respectively were sanctioned with life bans for match-fixing involvement.

Musavengana was found guilty after accusations of being paid to lose during a tour in Asia back in 2010. The claims of match fixing were raised specifically after Zimbabwe lost 3-0 to Thailand and 6-0 to Syria.

Tchanile was found guilty for taking a fake national team when Bahrain played Togo in a friendly match in 2010. These bans were announced on the FIFA website and are effective as of 8 December 2016.

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