FIFA bans referee from Tanzania Oden Charles Mbaga, for life for taking bribes
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association “FIFA ” has banned Oden Charles Mbaga, a referee affiliated to the Tanzanian federation for life after being found guilty of accepting illegal payments.
Mbaga has reportedly been linked to match-fixer Wilson Perumal of Singapore, who was involved in providing referees to corrupt international friendly games for betting scams.
The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee found Mbaga guilty of offences of breached the 2009 version of its code of ethics .He has been fined 200,000 Swiss francs $199,900 in addition to his ban.
The Perumal’s schemes included fixing warmup games for South Africa before it hosted the 2010 World Cup.