Bribery in Football: CAS 2019/A/6219 Sidio José Mugadza v. FIFA

Bribery in Football: CAS 2019/A/6219 Sidio José Mugadza v. FIFA
In disciplinary matters, sanctions should aim at achieving the envisaged goal of punishing severe infringements, while the justifying constraints that the sanctioned individual will suffer by the overall interest to eradicate the relevant pernicious conducts.

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This award concerned the alleged actions taken by Mr Mugadza, a Mozambican international football officer, in breach of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FIFA CE) on several counts. Specifically, the activities encompassed Mr Mugadza’s alleged involvement in match manipulation schemes orchestrated by an individual named Mr Wilson Raj Perumal, a match-fixer, through the participation of the Mozambique U20 national team in the Merdeka Cup 2008 and its preparation for the participation in the Manama Cup 2009.

On 11 May 2018, the FIFA Integrity Department submitted a preliminary...

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