The Moldovan Football Federation (FMF) and Starlizard Integrity Services (SIS) have announced a new 12-month partnership focused on fighting the threat of match-fixing in Moldova.
This follows the success of the first partnership between the two last year that saw SIS assist FMF in a successful anti-match-fixing investigation. As a result of the investigation, Moldovan side FC Floresti were demoted from the country’s top league in January 2022.
Under the renewed agreement, SIS will continue to provide a dedicated alert service to the FМF free of charge, notifying the governing body of suspicious betting patterns or questionable performances by teams or players in Moldovan football. In addition, SIS will be ready to investigate specific allegations of match-manipulation in Moldova, working closely with the FMF on any such investigations.
“We are delighted to continue working with Starlizard Integrity Services, who have shown themselves to be a valuable partner and important ally in the fight against match-fixing. We have already benefited enormously from their deep understanding of betting markets and their expertise in identifying both suspicious betting patterns and team or player behaviour. The renewal of the agreement with SIS will enable us to build on our successful collaboration and further strengthen our efforts to keep Moldovan football clean,” Evgheni Zubic, Integrity Officer at FMF, said.
“The FMF are committed to safeguarding the integrity of Moldovan football and we are privileged to be supporting them again in this endeavour. It is another example of our successful working relationships with sports governing bodies around the world, where we provide our monitoring, analysis and alert services free of charge as part of our own commitment to ridding football and sport in general of match manipulation,” Affy Sheikh, Head of Starlizard Integrity Services, said.
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