FIFA Bans Kenyan Footballer George Owino Audi
FIFA disciplinary committee, on Wednesday, banned Kenyan football player George Owino Audi for a period of ten years.
In a statement on their website, the football federation which has been investigating the former Harambee Stars defender further imposed a Ksh1.5 Million fine on him.
"The Kenyan player George Owino Audi has been banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at both national and international level (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of ten (10) years.
"In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 15,000 has been imposed upon him," FIFA stated.
Owino was among nine, the Federation found guilty of having been involved in match manipulation.
Those banned for life are; Karlon Murray (Trinidad and Tobago), Keyeno Thomas (Trinidad and Tobago), Hellings Mwakasungula (Malawi), Ibrahim Kargbo (Sierra Leone), Kudzanai Shaba (Zimbabwe), Séïdath Tchomogo (Benin) and Leonel Duarte (Cuba) and Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani (Afghanistan).
"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.
"This large-scale investigation was conducted by FIFA over several years through its Integrity Department and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities," FIFA further stated.
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