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Paul Nkata cleared by FIFA over allegations of match-fixing

Paul Nkata cleared by FIFA over allegations of match-fixing

Coach Paul Nkata has been cleared by FIFA over allegations that he was involved in match-fixing during his time in Kenya with Kakamega Homeboyz.

This was revealed by FUFA following a communication sent to them by FIFA.

“FIFA dismisses all charges against Ugandan coach Paul Nkata in the matter they investigated on for allegedly getting involved in unlawful influencing of match results in Kenya. The disciplinary proceedings initiated against the coach have also been closed by the world soccer governing body” read a communication from FIFA.

This comes a few days after FIFA Disciplinary Committee found several players who worked with Nkata at Kakamega Homeboyz guilty of having been involved in match manipulation in violation of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

Given his central role in the conspiracy, George Mandela, a Ugandan player was  banned by FIFA from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for life.

It’s reported that Mandela used to pay the players that were engaged in match-fixing.

However, the three other players Moses Chikati, Festus Okiring  and Festo Omukoto all from Kenya were only banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for four years.

Nkata was relieved of his duties by Kakamega Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula in January last year over match-fixing allegations.

He was later appointed Mbarara City coach before being fired after 21 days. The former Cranes player is currently one of the coaches at Big Talent Academy owned by Musician Eddy Kenzo. 

 

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