Fifa bans Malawi’s Hellings Mwakasungula for life over match-fixing

Written by  MBC Online

The world football governing body, FIFA, has issued a lifetime ban against  former Silver Strikers and Malawi national team  midfielder Hellings Mwakasungula and seven others after they were found guilty of match fixing.

Mwakasungula (in White) in action against Angola in 2010 Mwakasungula (in White) in action against Angola in 2010

Mwakasungula, who is the current Silver Strikers team manager  has been banned alongside Kudzai Shaba of Zimbabwe, Ibrahim Kargo of Sierra Leon, Seidath Tchomogo (Benin), Keyeno Thomas  and Karlon Murray (Trinidad and Tobago), Leonel Duarte (Cuba) Mohammad Salim Israel  Kohistani (Afghanistan).

Kenyan player George Owino Audi has been banned for 10 years.

A statement from Fifa states: “The formal disciplinary proceedings into the aforementioned individuals stemmed from an extensive investigation into various international matches that Mr Wilson Raj Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting purposes.

“The large-scale investigation was conducted by Fifa over several years through its integrity department and in cooperation with stakeholders and authorities.”

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