Setshedi gets 3 years for match-fixing

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Phil_Setshedi INLSA Former Bafana Bafana manager Phil Setshedi outside the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court. Picture: Jason Boud

Cape Town – Former Orlando Pirates Soccer Club manager and Bafana Bafana manager Phil Setshedi was sentenced on Tuesday to three years' imprisonment for corruption.

The Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court imposed an additional five years' imprisonment, which was suspended.

Setshedi, 57, was declared unfit to possess a firearm – a mandatory finding for anyone convicted of an offence involving dishonesty.

He was convicted of corruptly paying R2000 to fix a soccer match to a police official posing as the chief referee in the Vodacom soccer tournament in June, 2011. – Sapa

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