Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | South Africa

Phil Setshedi © Gallo Images

Setshedi guilty of match-fixing



Former Bafana Bafana team manager Phil Jones Setshedi was found guilty of match-fixing by the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Cape Town, the SA Football Association said on Monday.

Setshedi's guilty verdict was handed down on Friday.

"Setshedi was found guilty of an attempt to unduly and improperly influence the outcome of a Vodacom League play-off match in Cape Town last year," spokesman Dominic Chimhavi said in a statement.

At the time of his arrest, Setshedi was involved with the Mpumalanga Sevutsa Stars, which was seeking promotion to the national first league in the Vodacom promotional play-offs.

He wanted to give the referee a R6000 bribe for the Sivutsa Stars to win the match. According to the charge sheet, a police undercover operation was set up. A police official, posing as the referee, met Setshedi in a hotel room. Setshedi was arrested in the room after giving him the bribe money.

Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said Setshedi's conviction would send out a clear message to "other potential corrupt elements".

"This is a strong message to anyone who might intend to tarnish the good name of the sport through match fixing or other behaviour.

"We would like to warn other potential criminals that the long arm of the law would not spare anyone," Nematandani said.

The matter was postponed to February 11 for pre-sentence hearings.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Fri, 25 Apr @ 07:00
Fri, 25 Apr @ 07:30
Fri, 25 Apr @ 05:00
Fri, 25 Apr @ 09:30

Sports Talk



Azwihangwisi Mukhuba
Musona-less Chiefs' title hopes fading
Kaizer Chiefs announced that their star striker Knowledge Musona will be out of action for the rest...

Neil Tovey
Reason to feel Chippa
Winning automatic promotion to the PSL is always a fine achievement. Chippa United, however,...

Abiye Opuamah
Sacking Moyes the right decision?
As the news of David Moyes’s sacking reverberates around the football community, there will be more...

Carol Radull
Was Moyes's appointment deliberate?
I know every football blogger in the world has to blog about David Moyes this week and since I’m...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Finally Moyes is out of his misery
Finally emotions have been replaced by common sense and David Moyes has been put out of his misery...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Coach's behaviour appalling, could lead to deaths of referees
The recent after match comments by the coach of EPL club Chelsea is nothing short of appalling and...