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An investigative piece on Aljazeera’s People and Power has detailed how international football frauds bribe players, referees and national federation officials to rig international qualifiers matches for money.

In the piece shown on February 19th, up to 3 Harambee Stars players were offered close to $100,000 to loose the match to Nigeria so that the West African nation would qualify for the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Wilson Raj Perumal and His Team Of Frauds at Safari Park in November 2009
Wilson Raj Perumal and His Team Of Frauds at Safari Park in November 2009

The names and faces of the players who met the Singaporean behind the deal at Safari Park in November 2009, are blacked out but it will not take time before the names and details of the scam is fully revealed to the Kenyan public.

Kenyan Players

The man behind the whole deal is mentioned as Wilson Raj Perumal who became a key suspect and later witness in FIFA’s clampdown on football corruption. He has spent a considerable amount of time in jail for his illegal football dealings.

Communication between Prince Odira and Wilson Raj Perumal
Communication between Prince Odira and Wilson Raj Perumal

In the piece, Perumal is said to have bribed key Mozambiquean officials and players up to $100,000 to beat Tunisia in the qualifying match so as to guarantee Nigeria a place in the 2010 World Cup. The Nigerian contact in the deal was one Prince Odira.

The revelations will shake the football community in the continent. Watch the full video below;

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  • geoffrey luyuku

    who are the 3 players in the Kenya team?

  • Mang’unyi Elvis

    Sad and very shameful no wonder our football will eternal stay in doldrums!

  • Mzeejohn Otieno Owino

    they are justified to do that, kenyan players are poorly paid, leave alone management

    • Bea Houseoffashion

      THERE IS NEVER ANY JUSTIFICATION TO ACCEPT A BRIBE. COME ON, HAVE A SENSE OF SELF RESPECT.