World soccer body FIFA has handed a life ban to former Botswana Football Association general secretary Mooketsi Kgotlele for accepting bribes in relation to the manipulation of international matches.
FIFA said in a statement on Monday that the adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee had also fined the former official 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,953).
“The formal ethics proceedings against Mr Kgotlele… stem from an extensive investigation into various attempts to manipulate international matches for betting purposes by Mr Wilson Raj Perumal, a known match-fixer,” said FIFA.
The proceedings were initiated in September 2018, the statement added.
The ban on Kgotlele covers all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level and came into force on Monday.
The long-running investigation into convicted Singapore-based match fixer Perumal’s activities has already produced life bans for players and former officials.