05 August 2013

Nigeria: Match-Fixing - Basketball Federation Launches Investigation

Following allegations that some clubs in the Atlantic Conference of the Dstv Basketball League conspired to lose their matches deliberately, the Nigeria Basketball Federation said it has opened an investigation into the match-fixing scandal.
The federation said it is following leads provided in official reports of the officiating officials for the matches under investigation, following public accusations that some teams and their officials conspired and colluded to lose their matches at a critical period in the regular season to confer advantage on certain teams while putting other teams at a disadvantage.
The Federation's Technical Director, Muktanmr Khaled, confirmed that at the end of the investigation, appropriate sanctions would be applied where guilt is proved, during the season or after, to serve as deterrent to other clubs who may want to do same in future.
He warned teams and officiating officials that the federation will not tolerate any form of fraudulent practices detrimental to fair play and the good name of the game which could also bring the sport into disrepute.
Only recently, life bans where slammed on footballers involved in two match scandals in the Nigeria amateur league.

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