NRG Radio presenter ‘Xclusivedeejay’ has come under attack for saying that ‘match-fixing may be business like all other.’
The host of ‘NRG Radio Breakfast Club’, whose real name is Joram Baraka Ndege, questioned why FIFA, the world’s football body, should investigate the crime among players, saying “I don’t see anything wrong with match-fixing.”
The thoughts, which come each day after FIFA banned three Kenyan players for four years for match-fixing within the Kenyan Premier League, were captured during a tweet on NRG Radio Twitter page but has since been pulled down following a backlash.
One user by the name Ojowi Jr liked the comments to “Supporting teachers to assist students to cheat in exams.”
Antony Tony was more brutal in his reaction saying, “Socialite station, they will only mention sex 24/7, now that they’re getting warned about such topics, they struggle to speak about things they need no idea of.”
Match-fixing may be a serious crime in football punishable by heavy fines and in worst cases life ban from all football-related activities as spelled call at Art. 67 paragraph 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code 2017, which reads:
“Anyone who conspires to influence the results of a match during a manner contrary to sporting ethics shall be sanctioned with a match suspension or a ban on participating in any football-related activity also as a fine of a minimum of CHF 15,000. In serious cases, a lifetime ban on participating in any football-related activity shall be imposed.”