Former Fifa security chief calls for clean up of African football
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - A former top Fifa official says Africa "needs substantial continental reform" to end widespread match-fixing and restore the faith of fans in the sport.
Chris Eaton, a former security chief for football's governing body, said on Monday the first step was creating a regional platform to investigate allegations of corruption in African football.
He said Interpol could play a role in investigating allegations but that a new body should include police across Africa, sporting bodies as well as gambling organisations.
Speaking at the International Centre For Sport Security conference, Eaton praised police in Africa but said there was a lack of "political will" among African governments for reform.