Fifa bans Hellings Mwakasungula for life

Fifa disciplinary committee has banned former Silver Strikers and Flames midfielder Hellings Mwakasungula for life with immediate effect from taking part in any football related issue in connection with a complex match-fixing scandal.

The Malawi hard-tackling holding midfielder has been banned alongside Kudzai Shaba of Zimbabwe, Ibrahim Kargo of Sierra Leon, Seidath Tchomogo (Benin), Keyeno Thomas and Karlon Murray ( Trinidad and Tobago), Leonel Duarte (Cuba) Mohammad Salim Israel Kohistani (Afghanistan).

Kenyan player George Owino Audi has been banned for 10 years.

Currently the former Flames player is team manager for Silver Strikers.

A statement from Fifa states: “The formal disciplinary proceedings into the aforementioned individuals stemmed from an extensive investigation into various international matches that Mr Wilson Raj Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting purposes.

“The large-scale investigation was conducted by Fifa over several years through its integrity department and in cooperation with stakeholders and authorities.

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