Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
31 Mar 2016
4:45 pm

Zifa expels official and charges five with match-fixing

Phakaaathi Reporter

Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has expelled  board member, Edzai Kasinauyo for his involvement in an attempt to fix Zimbabwe’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Swaziland.

The late Edzai Kasinauyo. Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

Zimbabwe’s national team was rocked by a match-fixing scandal that involved Former Zifa CEO Henrietta Rushwaya, ex-Warriors coach Ian Gorowa and Hwange coach Nation Dube before the doubleheader against Swaziland, they have been formally charged with match-fixing.

The association’s former programmes officer Jonathan Musavengana and local player intermediary Kudzai Shabba made up the list of people who were charged and summoned to appear before the Zifa disciplinary committee.

“He (Kasinauyo) is now finished. His post is vacant. We will now go to congress with this,” Chiyangwa told Zimbabwe’s Daily News.

“Even if the congress says they still want him in football, I’m going to fight with them in congress and I’ll have my day.

“If I succeed, then the congress will themselves nominate the candidate they want to fill the vacancy; that’s the procedure.

“Even if the High Court rules in his favour, we will not accept decisions made in court. He will not come back to Zifa.

“Our judiciary and the executive are all government and government must not interfere with football; please take note of that.

“Any interference by government means we will all get into trouble with Fifa. Our football will sink.”