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FTF President Wadii Jari in hot mess in Tunisia

FTF President Wadii Jari in hot mess in Tunisia

The Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) president Wadii Jarii is in hot mess in Tunisia as he is being linked with a match fixing scandal.

Jarii is now now being linked with three people charged in the case of fake matches and illicit bets around Tunisian Club Ben Guerdane, a club where his brother Wajih Jarii is honorary President.

Jarii is aspiring to stand for the CAF Presidency and now this latest information could derail his bid successfully file in his nomination.



A criminal case was opened in Nice France on September 15th, 2019 probing suspicious betting patterns of the Tunisia Premier Division Football.

Three men are suspected on match manipulation where they placed large sums of money on bets on the Ben Guerdane vs Metloaui match played on April 7th, 2019 where they knew the outcome of the match in advance. The match was won by Ben Guerdane 1-0 after a penalty kick in the 54th minute.

The bookmaker had recorded nearly 30,000 euros worth of bets on this match, a much larger amount for a first division betting pattern. Above all, the bets were focused exclusively for a victory for Ben Guerdane and had all been placed in physical outlets in Nice, according to the public prosecutor.

One of those persons who arrested includes a member of the family of the head of the National Directorate of Arbitration in the Tunisia Football Federation.


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