Teams cry foul over ‘match-fixing’

Staff Writer

MATCH-Fixing has been alleged in the Mashonaland Basketball Association (MBA) Ikon League as it draws to knife-edge finish.

erif”>Tendai Mukuruva, MBA’s technical vice-chairman, who arranges the fixtures, has come under fire accused of trying to fix matches.

“We don’t need such type of leaders in basketball who put our home games at far-afield venues,” said one irate member of the affected teams.

Referees have also come under fire for alleged biased officiating.

Mukuruva however denied the allegations.

“It’s just mere talk because people who administer like us do so at our best so there’s nothing like that and I’ve not received any complaints,” he said.

However, MBA’s acting chairman Mathias Zhakata confirmed receiving complaints from aggrieved teams and said the time has come to stop the rot.

Meanwhile, Cameo is ready to be declared champion this weekend while four other sides battle to make the top six for a berth in next month’s national championships.

The top four in the Harare-based MBA league are as good as declared with leaders Cameo on 46 points from 23 games after winning all their ties.