South African Football Association approaches Fifa for second investigation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The South African Football Association (Safa) has asked Fifa to investigate corruption allegations made against the national federation.

Two months after agreeing to a government-led independent probe into possible match-fixing in national team games ahead of the 2010 World Cup, Safa said it wants Fifa's help for an "impartial" investigation into accusations it misused funds.

Safa spokesman Dominic Chimhavi said that the request was made in a letter addressed to Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke from Safa chief executive Dennis Mumble on June 8.

The South African government has yet to appoint a commission to look into suspicions that at least one game ahead of the World Cup was fixed by a referee. Fifa agreed to the government intervention provided it only investigated fixing allegations.