Sportradar attends INTERPOL-FIFA sports integrity workshop in South Africa
Football leaders from southern Africa participated in FIFA’s Integrity in Sport workshop in Johannesburg, which was conducted in co-operation with INTERPOL.
Eight football associations from the region spent two productive days discussing methods of tackling match fixing and corruption in football, resolving at the end to strengthen their preventative measures and engage governments to enact better legislation to deal with the issues.
FIFA’s delegation, headed by director of security Ralf Mutschke and including both legal and sports betting experts, provided insight into an issue which threatens the sanctity of the game. The workshop explored ways to train and educate officials about the dangers as well as setting out ways to develop better governance and practices.
Holding a presentation on “Tackling Match Fixing and Corruption in Football – with the help of powerful sports law”, Sportradar made a valuable contribution to the workshop.
Top football leaders from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe all resolved to return home to revisit their structures and to also engage their national authorities to ensure that criminals have little opportunity to take advantage in their respective territories.
FIFA has previously held similar workshops in Finland and Guatemala recently and plan several more in the coming months.