The Myanmar Football Federation announced today that it will set up an investigative committee to review allegations of match-fixing at Ayeyawady United Football Club.
According to the June 28 edition of Myanmar Special, an official with Ayeyawady United FC lodged an anonymous complaint with the league organising committee regarding fraud on the part of some players at the Pathein-based club. The official described an organised match-fixing plan executed by a member of the club’s administration with the cooperation of a number of Ayeyawady United. The identities of the players and official concerned have not yet been made public.
“Match-fixing fraud was planned by a member of the club, as well as by some players. I informed the league organising committee and submitted a report,” the whistleblower was quoted as saying in Myanmar Special.
The official added that Ayeyawady United is undertaking an investigation of its own about the report.
According to the report, the match-fixing involved not only matches in this season’s Ooredoo National League, but also a match in the AFC Cup.
Speaking with The Myanmar Times, Ayeyawady United media officer Aung Kyaw confirmed that the club would be undertaking its own inquiry, but emphasised that the identities of those involved were not yet known. “Our organisation is currently investigating the claims made, and we will report to the MNL league committee on our findings. They say that they’ll be looking into it as well. Currently, that’s all we can say. We don’t know exactly who is implicated in this case, players or officials.”
“At this moment, we haven’t yet received an official notification on the case. If the allegations are revealed to be
true, however, we will take action and impose bans on those responsible,” Myanmar Football Federation director U Soe Moe told The Myanmar Times.
Via: Myanmar Times