FMF enlists Stats Perform for integrity services

The Football Association of Moldova (FMF) has inked a two-year agreement with Stats Perform to aid in the fight against match-fixing and corruption in football.

As a result, the agreement will cover all games in the top division in Moldova, the Divizia Națională. 

Stats Perform has collaborated with various major rights holders and sports governing bodies by providing anti-match fixing services such as education, betting markets and performance monitoring, intelligence and investigations.

Most recently the company was announced as the first firm to be awarded the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) accreditation for the quality and integrity of its data operations, rolling out its full performance integrity analysis service to combat match-fixing later in February.

Jake Marsh, Global Head of Integrity at Stats Perform, remarked: “We are delighted FMF have chosen Stats Perform’s unique integration of betting markets monitoring, intelligence and Opta-powered performance analysis to support their integrity programme. 

“This agreement shows the importance FMF place in ensuring the integrity of their competitions, and we look forward to working with them in a successful partnership.”

Sports tech and AI technology leader Stats Perform’s approach to match-fixing includes betting markets monitoring, global intelligence gathering, and performance integrity analysis as a combined service, taking a ‘holistic’ view of tackling integrity issues in sport.

Moreover, Stats Perform’s ‘ground-breaking’ Performance Integrity Analysis (PIA) capability will also make up a core part of the services being used by the FMF.

“Football is the most loved and practiced game in the world and our mission is to protect this sport from any threat,” said Head of FMF Integrity Department, Eugen Zubic. “That is why it is crucial for FMF to use the services of Stats Perform, one the biggest international and expert companies in betting and performance analysis, in the form of reports that are extremely necessary in the match-fixing disciplinary investigation phase.

“Only together, the whole football community, can stop the corruption in football by informing, raising awareness and condemning match fixing.”

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