SA officials banned


JOHANNESBURG. — Three more former South African Football Association (SAFA) officials have been banned from the sport in connection with international friendlies played by the national side in 2010, soccer’s governing body FIFA said yesterday.

Leslie Sedibe, a former chief executive of the South African Football Association (SAFA), was banned for five years and fined 20 000 Swiss francs ($20 250) by FIFA’s Ethics Committee. Steve Goddard and Adeel Carelse, both former heads of the SAFA’s refereeing department, were each banned for two years, soccer’s governing body said in a statement.

The cases were linked to that of former SAFA executive member and head of referees Lindile Kika, who was banned for six years by FIFA last October.

FIFA said that Sedibe, Goddard and Carelse had all infringed ethics rules concerning general rules of conduct, loyalty and disclosure, co-operation and reporting. — Reuters.

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