Sportradar Add WAFF To Client List

The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) has joined Sportradar’s client list, pledging to use the company’s services to “uphold and defend” regional tournament credibility.

The Integrity Services Education and Prevention team at Sportradar will play a key role in providing educational materials to key stakeholders at WAFF tournaments.

This series of educational workshops will address a wide range of subjects, including international sports betting, social media integrity, and match fixing, with the aim of improving WAFF members’ integrity perspectives.

Crucial proactive measures

Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Integrity Services at Sportradar said: “We are honoured to be starting this relationship with the WAFF, who are taking crucial proactive measures in the fight to prevent integrity issues.

“We hope this relationship will be a fruitful one where we can collaboratively work together to safeguard the integrity of football in the region and help the WAFF become a model for other federations in Asia and around the globe.”

The WAFF, which has 12 national members and is headquartered in Jordan, plans to use Sportradar’s educational initiatives to bolster its regional integrity operations and highlight its ‘commitment to assist member associations in adopting an effective approach towards tackling any form of match-fixing danger.’

Fighting match-fixing

WAFF’s General Secretary, Khalil Al Salem, added: “The West Asian Football Federation is committed to fighting match-fixing, and under this agreement we are demonstrating the importance we place on protecting the game in West Asia.

“We are excited to collaborate and work together with Sportradar to educate, spread awareness and protect the integrity of West Asian football.”

Following last week’s agreement with the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF), Sportradar will work to ensure the integrity of over 1500 football, basketball, and darts competitions in the Netherlands during 2021.