FIFA head of Security Ralf Mutschke in photo is set to visit Sierra Leone in the coming weeks as part of FIFA’s dedicated initiatives to tackle match manipulation around the world, the global football body has said.
According to fifa.com Ralf is set to meet with the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Isha Johansen, as well as with key government officials in the coming weeks.
Speaking of his upcoming visit to Sierra Leona Mutschke said: “While it’s the responsibility of the SLFA and the Sierra Leonean authorities to tackle match manipulation matters at local level, FIFA is dedicated to providing support on this issue to the SLFA as we do with all of our other member associations.
“We also continue to look at preventative measures as a sustainable solution to combat the global match manipulation problem. We welcome the efforts currently being undertaken by the SLFA. Match manipulation is a global problem that requires a coordinated response by all stakeholders involved in football.”
The upcoming trip underlines FIFA’s continued commitment to assisting the SLFA in its fight against corruption and match manipulation.
FIFA will share its knowledge and expertise with the SLFA and provide it with support and assistance in its ongoing investigations and in establishing its own integrity program.
Over the past years, FIFA has worked closely with its member associations around the world to tackle match manipulation. As part of a ten-year program in collaboration with INTERPOL.