OPINION

Don’t drop the ball

The match-fixing scandal that has emerged over the past few days is an extremely important issue and should not be allowed to die down or be consigned to some judicial official?s drawer for consideration at a later date.

The first thing that needs to be done is for the case to be investigated by every state service and also with the assistance of international authorities in order to determine who benefited financially from the match-fixing ring and in what way.

Without evidence of ill-gotten gains being uncovered, the issue will remain restricted to the colorful statements of the sinning soccer officials and no one else, and its magnitude will never come to light.

It is also important that the state and the EPO soccer federation assign a well-respected judicial official who has an absolutely clean record to investigate the case as it has become clear that neither the judicial authorities that specialize in sports nor any other judicial authority for that matter has the means or the legitimacy to do so.