The South African Football Association has announced that it would be welcoming the FIFA delegation that is set to conduct an investigation into the alleged match fixing leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
There have been intense speculation that the South African national football team was involved in match fixing of the four friendlies leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
As a result, the FIFA delegation has been sent to South Africa in order to conduct an investigation. The South African Football Association President Kirsten Nematandani announced that he would be welcoming the FIFA delegation, and will be offering any help in their work.
One of the matches being investigated by the FIFA delegation will be the 2-1 victory of the South African national team over the Colombian National team.
A number of penalties were involved in the match, which is suspected to have come about as a result of suspicious activity in match fixing. Just before the match, the South African football team was involved in a 5-0 victory over Guatemala. They also were involved in a draw with Bulgaria and beat Thailand. These three victories and one draw has been under study by FIFA for quite some time now.
“We have complete confidence in the integrity and thoroughness of the Fifa process, and will assist in whatever way we can to get to the truth. We would also like to emphasise that Safa is not, at this stage, undertaking a parallel process, either internally or through an independent body. We trust that all parties will respect the Fifa process and allow it to reach its logical conclusion,” Safa CEO Tobin Petersen said in a recent interview. FIFA has said that they will have access to all the records of the South African Football Association.