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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, October 18, 2013
Sunrise: 27th December 1946 / Sunset: October 17th 2011
Today we celebrate your life and enduring legacy
We celebrate your inner strength
We feel deprived and a great sense of loss
you belong to someone more powerful than any one of us
Sadly time has not erased the pain of missing you each
Your warm hands and your soft smile.
We miss all the love and care you showered upon us
May you rest in peace.
Her Excellency Reema Harrysingh Carmona
Dr. Nandi Harrysingh
Wife: Savitri Singh
Son-in-law: His Excellency, President Anthony Carmona,
Grandchildren Christian and Anura Carmona
Family and Friends
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Sunrise: 29/05/1935 -
One year has passed and you are still
very much loved and will
NEVER be forgotten.
May Your Soul Rest in eternal
From your Daughter: Rosemarie,
Son-in-law: Lawrence, Grandsons:
Ricardo & Lorenzo and
Great-grandchildren: Isabelle & Kaylee
CAPE TOWN---One of South Africa s
top referees has been arrested by a
high-priority crime unit for match-
fixing, the national football association
The statement came on the same day
sportswear company Puma said it was
exercising its right to terminate its spon-
sorship of South Africa s national team
because of previous fixing allegations
in the buildup to the country s hosting
of the World Cup three years ago.
Safa said the unnamed referee was
on its panel of referees and was impli-
cated in the case of Phil Setshedi, a
former South Africa assistant coach
who was sentenced to three years in
prison in February after a sting oper-
ation caught him trying to bribe a ref-
eree to fix the outcome of a league pro-
motion playoff. Setshedi was caught
out by an undercover police officer
posing as a referee, but his court case
led Safa to initially suspend this referee
and place him under investigation.
"The arrest of the match official is
an outcome of ongoing collaboration
between Safa and the Directorate of
Priority Crimes Investigation which is
aimed at pursuing all other persons of
interest in the said case," Safa chief
executive Dennis Mumble said. "We
would like to reiterate that we will leave
no stone unturned until all the impli-
cated persons are brought to book."
Mumble said the national association
would not release any more details on
the referee arrest, but had committed
to "act swiftly, effectively and without
fear or favor should we receive evidence
Mumble s assertion that Safa was
acting decisively was in stark contrast
to the apparent lack of progress of a
government-led investigation into alle-
gations of fixing in warm-up games
ahead of the 2010 World Cup, despite
South African officials agreeing with
Fifa in April that a probe must hap-
Fifa believes at least one of South
Africa s friendlies in the weeks leading
up to the last showcase was fixed but
South African President Jacob Zuma
has yet to appoint a panel to investi-
Some of those South African warm-
up games are believed to have been
manipulated by referees working for
the Singapore-based betting syndicate
of Wilson Raj Perumal and Dan Tan,
who was recently arrested and is
accused of coordinating a global crime
syndicate that made millions of dollars
betting on rigged matches.
The South Africa matches that might
have been fixed haven t been identified,
but South Africa s 5-0 win over
Guatemala and 2-1 win over Colombia
in May 2010 have long been under sus-
Three penalties for handball were
awarded by Niger referee Ibrahim Chai-
bou in South Africa-Guatemala, which
is the match that raised the most con-
cern. Fifa also wants to question Chai-
bou for his handling of other suspicious
friendlies in Africa, Asia and South
America, where a high number of
penalties were awarded, apparently to
feed illegal betting.
South Africa-Colombia was the offi-
cial opening of Soccer City in Soweto.
All three goals in that game, which was
refereed by Kenyan official Samuel Lan-
gat, came from penalty kicks.
Langat was dropped from Fifa s list
of referees authorized for international
matches at the end of 2010, while Chai-
bou reached the mandatory retirement
age of 45 in 2011 and Fifa hasn t yet
tracked him down.
Maradona: I want
to coach Napoli
would like to coach his former
The Argentina great was in
Milan yesterday to promote a
video series on his life with the
Gazzetta dello Sport.
He says "when (Rafa) Benitez
leaves I would like to coach
Maradona led Napoli to its only
two Serie A titles in 1987 and
He says "there are coaching
changes all over the place, from
Spain to Italy to England to
Russia, but some people are
afraid of me. That's why I'm not
Maradona coached Argentina
to the quarterfinals of the 2010
World Cup and then was in
charge of Dubai-based club Al
Wasl for one season.
Maradona also says that in
four months he'll have been off
drugs for ten years.
has knee surgery
SAO PAULO---Palmeiras and
Paraguay midfielder William
Mendieta will likely miss the rest
of the year after undergoing
surgery on his left knee.
Palmeiras said an arthroscopy
was needed to repair a damaged
procedure was successful, but
Mendieta is expected to be out
of action for at least six weeks.
He is not likely to return to the
team until next year.
Mendieta signed a four-year
contract with Palmeiras in June.
He played 19 matches since then,
scoring four goals.
Palmeiras has an eight-point
lead atop the second-division
standings and can secure its
return to the top flight as early
as next week.
Palmeiras has the most
UEFA bans Celtic
captain Brown for
NYON---UEFA banned Celtic
captain Scott Brown for three
Champions League matches
yesterday for kicking Barcelona
Brown was shown a red card
for clipping the Brazilian as he
lay on the ground during
Barcelona's 1-0 win in Glasgow
on October 1.
UEFA said its disciplinary panel
increased the automatic one-
match ban to a three-match
Celtic said it would challenge
the verdict, which forces Brown
to miss matches at home and
away to Ajax, and at home
against AC Milan.
"The club finds this to be
excessive and they will be
appealing against the decision,"
the Scottish champion said in a
Celtic is in last place in the
group after losing its first two
NYON---The Swiss soccer club Basel
has been fined $41,000 for Greenpeace's
protest at its stadium during a Champions
League game against Schalke. European
soccer's governing body says Basel was
penalized for "insufficient organization" at
the October 1 match.
Host clubs are responsible for
security at stadiums and ensuring
matches run smoothly.
Activists forced the match to be
stopped briefly after they descended
from the stadium roof to unfurl a
banner protesting the Russian energy
firm Gazprom. The firm is Schalke's
jersey sponsor and one of UEFA's top-
tier Champions League sponsors.
The banner read "Gazprom. Don't
Foul The Arctic" and referred to
Greenpeace activists and journalists
detained by Russian authorities after
their boat was seized last month.
Basel fined for Greenpeace stadium protest
In this Tuesday, October 1 photo, Greenpeace activists display a banner
calling for protection of the Arctic region, during a Champions League
group E group stage match between Switzerland's FC Basel and
Germany's FC Schalke 04 at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel,
Switzerland. The Swiss club Basel has been fined $41,000 for
Greenpeace's protest at its stadium during a Champions League game
against Schalke. European soccer's governing body says Basel was
penalised for "insufficient organisation" at the October 1 match. Host
clubs are responsible for security at stadiums and ensuring matches
run smoothly. AP PHOTO
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