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Deal with local Football

Sportradar to help fight match fixing in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has launched an integrity tour with Sportradar to battle match fixing. The initiative will see every player from the country’s top two leagues take part in workshops, individual e-learning modules and assessments.

Sportradar to help fight match fixing in Bulgaria

Borislav Mihaylov, President of BFU and Alex Gerontikos, Sportradar Director Sales Southern Europe.

Borislav Mihaylov, President of BFU and Alex Gerontikos, Sportradar Director Sales Southern Europe.

The education strategy features 32 workshops every season covering referees, BFU officials and players and is seen as a powerful statement of intent to keep Bulgarian football clean.

 “As president of the BFU, I promise my full support to this initiative,” said Borislav Mihaylov. “I am in no doubt that I speak for all my colleagues in our federation in this regard.”

BFU deputy general secretary Pavel Kolev said: “This agreement means a lot to us. We are taking a step forward, supplementing the monitoring of the games already in place with a powerful educational strategy.”

Bulgaria’s secretary general of the ministry of sport, Assen Markov, commented: “We warmly welcome Sportradar’s educational strategy and congratulate the BFU on their strong stance in the battle against match fixing. I can assure everyone here that the Ministry of Sport will channel its backing to support this initiative.”

Alex Gerontikos, Sportradar’s group director of sales for southern Europe, said: “Any federation that shows this level of commitment will always get our support. We are honoured that the BFU has come to us to devise the ambitious plan of safeguarding and securing sport, its participants and stakeholders against both betting-related match fixing and corruption.”

Source: GMB