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15 Oct 2015
2:00 pm

Kicking Kika out is right message

The stink rising from the rot at Fifa has reached our shores.

Former South African Football Association director of national teams Lindile Kika was suspended by Fifa yesterday for six years from all local and international football activities.

Fifa’s ethics committee said the suspension followed an investigation into match-fixing during several games played in South Africa in 2010. Match-fixing is an insult to lovers of the game and everyone is affected – from the people who buy tickets to fans watching on TV and companies that pay for television rights.

We commend Fifa for taking strong action, but it should not stop there. Everyone involved must be brought to book. It is, after all, the beautiful game, not a sideshow to an international conspiracy of self enrichment.