World soccer body Fifa have handed a life ban to former Botswana Football Association general secretary Mooketsi Kgotlele for accepting bribes in relation to the manipulation of international matches.
Fifa said in a statement on Monday that the adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee had also fined the former official 50 000 Swiss francs (about R707 000).
“The formal ethics proceedings against Mr Kgotlele... stem from an extensive investigation into various attempts to manipulate international matches for betting purposes by Mr Wilson Raj Perumal, a known match-fixer,” said Fifa.
The proceedings were initiated in September 2018, the statement added.
The ban on Kgotlele covers all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level, and came into force on Monday.