South African soccer referee arrested by high-priority crime unit for possible match-fixing

Published October 17, 2013

| Associated Press

One of South Africa's national soccer referees has been arrested for possible match-fixing.

The South African Football Association says it has been informed of the arrest by the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation, a police unit that deals with organized crime and serious corruption. The referee was not identified.

Thursday's statement from the national soccer body comes on the same day sportswear company Puma said it was exercising its right to end its sponsorship of South Africa's national team over previous fixing allegations.

FIFA believes at least one of South Africa's warmup games leading to the 2010 World Cup was fixed. South African President Jacob Zuma is to set up an independent investigation.

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