In a statement released today by FIFA, the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned several South African officials from all football-related activities at both national and international level.
According to this statement, the committee decided that former Safa official, Advocate Leslie Sedibe, will be banned from taking part in any football-related activities for five years.
SAFA official, Lindile 'Ace' Kika was also banned from all football-related activities for six years.
Furthermore, the former officials Steve Goddard and Adeel Carelse were both also found guilty and each received a ban of two years.
Listen to EWN Sport reporter, Jean Smyth's report on the Afternoon Drive with Xolani Gwala:
Adv. Sedibe fighting back
Advocate Sedibe hosted a press conference this afternoon, denying any involvement in match-fixing. Sedibe claimed that he was not invited to any meetings or to comment on the allegations against him, as well as not being in possession of the report that mentions him.
Xolani Gwala gives an update on this development below: