FIFA to probe match fixing allegation against Nigeria

Thursday 1 May 2014

/ by Colin Udoh

World football governing body, FIFA, is to probe the match fixing allegations levelled against Nigeria by a self confessed and convicted Singaporean match fixer, Wilson Raj Pemural.

This is coming at the heels of last week’s revelation by Pemural and two other journalists in a book that he helped Nigeria fixed her qualification for the World Cup final.

Consequently, the world football ruling body, notified the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that it will watch the video tapes of all the matches played by the Super Eagles enroute its qualification for the World Cup final held in South Africa in 2010.

A dependable source closed to the NFF said yesterday that the federation has been informed of the plan by FIFA investigate the matter to ascertain the validity of the claim by the self acclaimed match fixer.

“FIFA have told us they are going to watch the tapes of the matches we played throughout our qualification series. Our match-fixing officer and the integrity officers are also in touch with the FIFA security committee on the matter.

“To us it is just a smear campaign by an already known convict. We are not bothered about it because the claim is just a mere fallacy,” the source said.

Nigeria played 12 qualifying matches enroute to the World Cup final in South Africa against South Africa, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Tunisia and Mozambique.

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