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Sundowns Reject Match-Fixing Claims

Mamelodi Sundowns have rejected and distanced themselves from 22-year-old match-fixing allegations made by a former player.

This is after Peter Khoabane, a former Vaal Professionals, Umtata Bushbucks, SuperSport United and Bay United player, made claims during an interview on YouTube channel TK Solutions TV that in 1999 when at Professionals, he accepted a bribe to throw a game.

Khoabane also earned one Bafana Bafana cap, featuring in a Cosafa Cup match against Madagascar in 2002.

But Sundowns have responded with a statement rejecting the claims, and also pointing out that this allegation happened many years before the current owners bought the club.

“The Board and Management of Mamelodi Sundowns strongly reject the 1999 match fixing allegations made by Mr Peter Khoabane,” the club statement read.

“The 1999 match fixing allegations are alleged to have taken place approximately 4 years before Dr Patrice Motsepe bought the club.

“Mamelodi Sundowns has always adhered to the FIFA, CAF, SAFA and PSL Rules and Regulations. The club has always been committed to governance & ethics and football global best practice.

“We view the allegation in a very serious light and we are investigating the matter and will also seek legal advice.”

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