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Former Harambee Stars Defender Banned Over Match Fixing

Former Harambee Stars defender George ‘Wise’ Owino has been slapped with a ten-year ban and fined Ksh. 1.5 million over his involvement in match-fixing.

FIFA’ s ethics committee has been investigating the immediate former Mathare United over allegations of national team matches manipulation.

According to FIFA, Owino worked with notorious Singaporean match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal between 2009 and 2011 to fix national team matches.

His Mathare United contract was terminated in December 2018 after FIFA confirmed that he was under probe and he has now been banned for ten years from all football-related activities.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”Moreover, the Kenyan player Mr Geroge Owino Audi has been banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at both national and international level (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of ten (10) years. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 15,000 has been imposed upon him,”[/perfectpullquote]

read part of the letter from FIFA.

The ban all but ends the 37-year old’s playing career.

Fifa also announced that nine other footballers from Benin, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Trinidad and Tobago had been banned for life.

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