The adjudicatory chamber of global soccer body FIFA's
independent Ethics Committee said it opened cases against
Nematandani, former Zimbabwe Football Association official
Jonathan Musavengana and former Togo national team coach Bana
A FIFA investigator last week proposed at least a six-year ban
and 10,000 Swiss franc ($10,340) fine for Nematandani over
alleged ethics violations.
The investigator, Djimbaraye Bourngar, had also recommended life
bans for Musavengana and Tchanile for alleged bribery and
The three officials will now be invited to submit their
positions and may request a hearing, the adjudicatory chamber
said in a statement.
Tchanile has already been banned from soccer for three years by
his national federation after taking a team masquerading as the
Togo national side to play a friendly with Bahrain in 2010.
Investigations by FIFA have concentrated on warm-up matches
South Africa played against Thailand, Bulgaria, Colombia and
Guatemala in May 2010 ahead of the World Cup which the country
Match-fixing is often organized by betting syndicates who make
money by correctly gambling on the result of the game they have
(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Richard Balmforth)
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