ZIFA meets with SAFA over match-fixing

Aisha John-Mark with Agency report

The President of the Zimbabwean Football Association ZIFA, Philip Chiyangwa is scheduled to travel to Cape Town today to meet his South Africa Football Association (SAFA) counterpart, Danny Jordaan regarding the latest match-fixing scandal.

The Zimbabwean delegation is expected to meet with South African Sports minister Fikile Mbalula, Jordaan and other senior SAFA officials.

“We are travelling to South Africa. We are going to meet with the SAFA and . . . Mbalula,” Chiyangwa said.

“We spoke to them and they said we should come. This is a serious matter and we are not leaving any stone unturned.

“We hope the trip will help us as we try to bring the perpetrators to book.”

ZIFA last week suspended board member Edzai Kasinauyo alongside Warriors assistant coach Nation Dube, following allegations of trying to fix the outcome of the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers match between Zimbabwe and Swaziland later this month.

Former ZIFA CEO, Henrietta Rushwaya and ex-Warriors coach Ian Gorowa have also been alleged to be key players in the scandal.

ZIFA have also alleged that matches during 2015 COSAFA Castle Cup in South Africa, along with the 2016 African Nations Championships tournament in Rwanda could have been manipulated.

There are also indications that the match fixers targeted Zimbabwean players to fix South African Absa Premiership matches.