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Pretoria - The Presidency says no decision has been taken by President Jacob Zuma to establish a commission of inquiry into the alleged problems in South African football.

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula had written to the President requesting such intervention in terms of Section 84 of the Constitution.

Mbalula wants a judicial commission of inquiry to probe match-fixing allegations involving Bafana Bafana ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

By law, the President is the only person who can appoint a judicial inquiry.

“The matter is still being looked into, and such consideration will take into account the relevant legal framework and protocols governing football, domestic and international,” the Presidency said. -