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WELSH PREMIER'S CONCERN OVER FASH
WELSH soccer chiefs will wait to hear from their counterparts at the English FA before deciding whether to look into the John Fashanu match-fixing claims.
Bosses of the Welsh Premier say that technically the Jenner Park chairman comes under their jurisdiction.
But they also say there is little they can do about the issue until such time as the English FA launch any formal inquiry themselves.
Fashanu has vehemently denied the Far East match-fixing claims which were reported in The News of the World, but the FA say they are prepared to look at any evidence the newspaper has.
Welsh Premier secretary John Deakin said, "We are obviously concerned about these stories because we don't like to see any sort of negative publicity for our league.
"Obviously, if this issue does get investigated in a football form, then as Barry chairman Mr Fashanu comes under our jurisdiction.
"I've spoken to Barry, when this matter was invariably raised.
"But we can't just come down hard because of newspaper stories like this. I note Mr Fashanu has refuted the claims.
"It has to be a wait and see game for us. If the English FA look into the matter and contact us, then we will become involved. But not until then."
[The Western Mail]
30 July 2021