FIFA ban African footballer for life

African Football

FIFA have slapped an astonishing ban on Uganda footballer George Mandela for match-fixing while playing in Kenya with Kakamega Home Boyz.

Mandela has received a lifetime ban from all football-related activities for his involvement in "match manipulation" while he was playing in the Kenya Premier League.

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While three of his former teammates Moses Chikati, Festus Okiring and Festo Omukoto were handed four-year bans.

The Football governing body revealed in an official statement that Mandela played an integral role in the match-fixing scandal described as a 'conspiracy'.

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"The formal disciplinary proceedings against the aforementioned individuals stemmed from an investigation into various matches from the Kenyan Premier League in 2019," Fifa said in a statement.

"This investigation was conducted by FIFA through its Integrity Department with the consent of and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities."