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Soccer Supporters Group Urges Zifa to Punish Suspected Match Fixers

  • Michael Kariati

Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association life president Eddie Mboma Nyatanga says all those allegedly involved in the match-fixing scandal should be arrested and prosecuted.

Nyatanga says the Zimbabwe Football Association erred in pardoning those who were in the first place involved in the so-called Asiagate scandal that netted Warriors players and members of the technical team.

Former Zifa Chief Executive Officer Henrietta Rushwaya, who was banned for life by the previous Cuthbert Dube led Zifa board, has been fingered as the master minder of the current match-fixing scandal. She was not available for comment.

Nyatanga says by trying to reverse what the Cuthbert Dube led Zifa executive, the Phillip Chiyangwa piloted Zifa board worsened the situation and are also to blame for the match-fixing mess that has become the talk of the international sporting family.

A Singaporean Chann Sankaran is accused of working with local and South Africans to fix matches in the Absa Premiership as well as those of the Warriors.

That aside, Zimbabwe are in danger of having no team in Pan African football as competition progresses.
This follows Harare City’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Zanaco of Zambia in the first leg of the first round of the Caf Confederation Cup at Rufaro Stadium on Saturday.

African football history dictates that teams which lose at home rarely progress to the next round of any competition and Harare City are in danger of bowing out following the shock home defeat.