Goa Football Association (GFA) president, Churchill Alemao has actually validated that they will take the aid of the state authorities’s criminal offense branch to examine the supposed match-fixing happening in the Goa Pro League.
Alemao just recently accepted that match-fixing existed when it concerns football in the state, a verification which sent out shock waves throughout the whole nation, with the president requiring an emergency situation GFA executive committee conference on Tuesday, in order to get the proceed for private reports and match video footage – which would then be turned over to the authorities.
The GFA president is likewise anticipated to talk to the owners of the Goa Pro League, where he will discuss the state’s association requirement for an authorities examination.
“The number of matches that are red-flagged for suspicious betting is alarming. It is best that crime branch looks into it. They have the powers and ability to investigate and get to the bottom of the problem. I want Goan football to remain clean,” Alemao informed Times of India.
“The executive committee is aware of match-fixing claims. We even had a (ethics) committee in place to inquire into this, but how do we catch the ones who are involved in these malpractices? I am only the GFA president and not an investigator,” he included.
This is the 3rd successive year that football in Goa has actually been a topic of match-fixing claims. Six video games last month were red-flagged while 2 out of the 21 matches played last month are likewise a topic of the examinations.