Fifa bans Zambian match fixers in Finland scandal

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Six Zambian players have had worldwide bans imposed on them by Fifa after a match-fixing scandal in Finland.

Godfrey Chibanga, Chileshe Chibwe, Steven Kunda, Christopher Musonda, Chanda Mwaba and Nchimunya Mweetwa had already been banned by Football Association of Finland (Faf), following the conclusion of an appeals process.

The six played for Rovaniemi Palloseura (RoPs), and along with a number of colleagues, were convicted of taking bribes by a Finnish court last year.

The Singaporean man at the heart of the investigation, Wilson Raj Perumal, was sentenced to two years in prison.

The players involved were given suspended sentences.

On conviction the players were banned by Faf, but launched appeals which were only completed last month.

Faf then imposed bans on the players and those have now been extended to cover the game worldwide.

Fifa described the move by its disciplinary committee to be "another important decision in its fight against match-fixing".

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