Suspended Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) board member, Edzai Kasinauyo, has refused to step down saying he will only do that if Zifa prove that he is guilty of match fixing.
He has also threatened to take the matter to court in order to clear his name.
Kasinauyo, who among other allegations is being accused of fixing Zimbabwe’s forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland, told VOA Studio 7’s correspondent in Harare that he would continue without fear or favour to represent the interests of football in Zimbabwe.
“I have not acted in any manner that boarders on corruption or unprofessional conduct and shall continue to use the experience gained from other leagues to further the professional administration of football in this country,” he said.
He said, “I shall remain loyal both to the laws of the land and regulations that govern football as I have always done from the beginning of my career to the date I hanged up my boots as a player.”
He noted that he is not going to make any other statements until the investigations are completed.
At the same time, he told Studio 7’s Blessing Zulu that his case is now being handled by his lawyers, who want Zifa to release critical information concerning his suspension, which he says is unconstitutional.