SAFF and Sportradar partner to launch integrity mobile app
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has penned an agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services, through which the two have launched the SAFF Integrity app.
The app allows players, officials and members of the public to report integrity concerns, including suspected match-fixing or match-manipulation, directly to the SAFF safely and securely.
The app is free to download from both the Google Play and Apple stores, available in English or Arabic.
The launch is designed to further support the efforts of the SAFF Integrity Unit, which is comprised of lawyers from the SAFF Legal and Governance Department. The Unit will assess reports from the app, before investigating and moving forward with any necessary disciplinary procedures, under the SAFF Disciplinary and Ethics Regulations.
SAFF General Secretary Ibrahim Alkassim said: “Safeguarding the integrity of Saudi Arabian football is one of the biggest priorities at SAFF and, in looking to achieve this, we are delighted to be working with Sportradar Integrity Services who are the clear leaders in the particular field of sports integrity.
“Monitoring services provided by their team of experts through the UFDS will strengthen our existing integrity measures, while the Education and Prevention webinars will ensure that all stakeholders are adequately and appropriately educated in how best to tackle integrity challenges.”
Additionally, a series of webinars in both English and Arabic will be delivered to educate teams, players, match officials, SAFF staff and stakeholders on the importance of integrity in football.
Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich said: “It is an honour to partner with SAFF, and we are confident our experience and expertise can help protect SAFF against integrity-related issues.
“We look forward to working alongside them throughout the next few years and providing our support to their overall integrity programme.”