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Homeboyz Chairman condemns match fixing scandal


Kakamega Homeboyz Chairman Cleophas Shimanyula has castigated the Federation for watching while football is ruined because of match fixing.

Speaking  at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County,Shimanyula said that the vice is rife and the federation should address the situation.

Kakamega Homeboyz fired head coach Paul Nkata and his Ugandan compatriot Hamza Kalanzi over match fixing allegations.

According to the Chairman, investigations on seven players alleged to be involved in match fixing will continue.

“We’ve already reported to the police with recorded evidence and written to the federation over the same. He has been using one of the players, George Mandela, to influence the other six with a figure between Sh50, 000 to Sh200, 000 per game,” he added.

The matches said to have been fixed are against Sony Sugar where Homeboyz lost 2-1 and Matharee united who beat them 3-1.

Currently Kenya is on World Football Governing Body (FIFA)  radar after claims that Former International defender George Owino was accused of match fixing.

Owino is said to have worked in cohorts with high profile international match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal to manipulate and influence the results of matches involving Harambee Stars.

Kenya’s 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Tunisia on October 11, 2009 is among matches said to have been manipulated with an email addressed to Owino and two other players named Pascal and Julius giving them clear instructions on what to do.

Shimanyula  said despite the allegations the federation is dragging its feet saying that on his part he has enough evidence to prosecute the culprits.