Malawi journalist Peter Fote slapped with one-year ban over match fixing
Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) sports journalist Peter Fote has finally been banned for a year from reporting any football related activities following his acceptance of guilt for offering Benin technical information on how they could beat Malawi.
According to FAM chief executive officer, Suzgo Nyirenda, the resolution was made at the Executive Committee meeting held on August 9, 2014 at the Chiwembe Technical Centre.
“Fam has resolved to ban Fote for one year from all football related activities, including reporting and football documentary activities,” said Nyirenda.
Fote has also been warned that the ban will be extended if he breaches any of the ban conditions.
“The ban is as a result of your acceptance that the purported texts came from you. Fam is hereby warning you that any breach to this ban stipulation will result in life ban from all football activities andyou are seriously warned to desist from this conduct. We trust that this is orderly,” reads the letter addressed to Fote dated August 13th 2014.
Fote’s text purportedly meant to be sent to a Benin FA high-ranking official mistakenly went to Flames liaison officer James Sangala.
In the text, Fote who travelled to Benin with the Flames, was thanking the Benin official for helping him and promised to pay back by offering technical information on how they could beat Malawi.