Saturday, 25 January 2020

Suspect Says All Parties Involved in PSSI Match-Fixing Scandal



Laila Afifa

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  • Vigit Waluyo.

    Vigit Waluyo.

    TEMPO.CO, Surabaya - Deputy Chief of Police's anti-soccer mafia task force Brig. Gen. Krishna Murti said that a soccer mafia suspect Vigit Waluyo revealed the match-fixing and match-setting methods done by PSSI (Indonesian Football Association) and PT Liga.

    “We examine one of the suspects upon his involvement in the match-fixing and match-setting managed by PSSI and PT Liga,” said Krishna in East Java Police Headquarter, Thursday, January 24.

    Vigit testified that the match-fixing and match-setting were designed based on the needs of soccer clubs that willing to survive, Krishna said, and that all clubs in Liga 1 and Liga 2 involved in the issue.

    “He said that almost all parties involved [in this case], including on who will be a champion of this year. That is managed by those people,” said Krishna.

    The former Deltras manager was reluctant to reveal the names aforementioned by Krishna, and asked the media to question PSSI management considering the matter was the association’s authority, starting from the schedule management and referee appointment.

    “The answer should be given by PSSI because in the match schedule could be clearly seen which club played first and last,” said Vigit during a press conference today.

    Vigit, who is also a corruption convict, was investigated by the police’s anti-soccer mafia task force today, January 24, at 09:00 a.m local time upon his involvement in PSSI match-fixing scandal.