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Starlizard and Moldovan Football Federation sign integrity agreement

| By Daniel O'Boyle
The Moldovan Football Federation (FMF) has agreed a 12-month integrity partnership with Starlizard Integrity Services, focused on fighting match-fixing in the country.
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The two organisations had initially collaborated on an anti-match-fixing investigation. The investigation ultimately led to FC Floresti being demoted from the top division of Moldovan football, the Moldovan National Division.

“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,” Evgheni Zubic, FMF’s integrity officer, said. “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.”

Under the new agreement, SIS will provide an alert service to the FMF, which will notify the governing body of suspicious betting patterns or questionable performances by teams or players in Moldovan football. SIS will also assist with investigations of specific allegations of match-manipulation in Moldova.

“The FMF are committed to safeguarding the integrity of Moldovan football and we are privileged to be supporting them again in this endeavour,” Affy Sheikh, head of Starlizard Integrity Services added. “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.”

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