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football corruption in a land of corruption - and they are surprised?

This is utterly ridiculous. In a land where opponents of the self-appointed President simply disappear off the streets, and the police regularly get a slice off proceedings from armed robberies, the head muppet of FIFA has joined with Robert Mugabe in declaring match-fixing to be evil and that all people found to be involved in football corruption will be banned for life.


FIFA Join Hands With Interpol On Match Fixing Investigations: Blatter


Harare, July 05, 2011 - FIFA president, Sepp Blatter has hinted on a possible life ban on all those implicated in match-fixing scandals in Zimbabwe if found guilty.

“We will ban all those involved in shady deals in this country if they are found guilty. This is a country that has talent which no administrator would want to see going to waste. You have work to develop that talent and not to kill it through things such as match-fixing,” Blatter told administrators during a press conference organized for him by Zifa.

The press conference was held after he toured the Zifa Village in Mount Hampden, visited President Robert Mugabe at State House and Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai in the capital.

Blatter told the gathering that FIFA would not hesitate to punish those involved in shady deals in Zimbabwean football including match fixing.

“We have instruments in place that we can use to deal with those elements that are fond of bad behaviour in football. These instruments are there and they shall be used against all those found on the wrong side of the law,” he said.



A corrupt man meets another corrupt man then declares that every other corrupt person in the country who isn't as good as covering their tracks as they are, or as above the law as they are, will be severely punished.

The sums of money needed to fix a game of football in Zimbabwe might just buy a round of drinks in London. Is it any wonder that footballers battling to earn a living in a society full of corruption have little fear of breaking these rules?

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