Moldovan Football Federation and Starlizard Integrity Services Join Forces to Fight Match-Fixing
7 months ago
2nd March 2021: The Moldovan Football Federation (FMF) and Starlizard Integrity Services (SIS) have joined forces to fight the threat of match-fixing in Moldova.
As part of a new and innovative strategic partnership, SIS will provide a dedicated alerting service to the FМF free of charge, notifying the Federation to suspicious betting patterns and suspected or potential match-fixing in Moldovan football. In addition, SIS will investigate specific allegations of match-manipulation in Moldova, working closely with the FMF on any such investigations.
Evgheni Zubic, FMF’s Integrity Officer, said: “We know match-fixers are taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to gain influence in more levels of sport and in more countries than ever before. Our new partnership with SIS demonstrates our commitment to kicking out the match-fixers and keeping football in Moldova clean. SIS’ expert knowledge of football and betting will help us to identify suspicious activity and potential match-fixing activity relating to games being played in Moldova.”
Affy Sheikh, Head of Starlizard Integrity Services, said: “SIS is delighted to be working with the Moldovan Football Federation to help safeguard the integrity of football in the country. Match-fixing continues to present a serious threat to sporting ethics and the credibility of sports competitions worldwide and it is vital that we tackle this menace through forward-thinking partnerships such as this.”
About the Moldovan Football Federation
The Moldovan Football Federation (FMF) is the governing body of football in Moldova, established 30 years ago with the objective of promoting, protecting and developing football in Moldova. It organises all football leagues in the country, including the top-tier Moldovan National Division, as well as the Moldova national football team. For more information, visit www.fmf.md.
About Starlizard Integrity Services
Starlizard Integrity Services (SIS) works with sports governing bodies and enforcement agencies to help identify, investigate and prosecute suspected match-fixing in sport. It has been producing independent anti-match-fixing analyses since 2010, using its deep insight into sports and betting to identify suspicious activity, both in the betting markets and on the field of play. SIS uses bespoke technology to analyse betting markets and match video footage, and its basic service is provided free of charge to sports governing bodies. SIS is the specialist anti-match fixing division of Starlizard, the London-based sports betting consultancy. For more information, visit www.starlizard.com/integrity-services.