Zifa to pardon match-fixers

The Zifa board will pardon some of the players found guilty of match-fixing by the Independent Ethics Committee which handled the Asiagate probe.

Report by Staff Writer

Players that volunteered information are set to receive pardons when Zifa releases the Asiagate report compiled by the Justice Ebrahim-led committee today.

The committee recommended life bans for 13 individuals who comprise eight officials and five players.

Among the players are former Warriors captain Method Mwanjali, Thomas Sweswe, Danisa Phiri, Edmore Sibanda and Dynamos defender Guthrie Zhokinyi.

Sibanda was recently fired by Caps united.

According to sources, Mwanjali is set to benefit from Zifa’s lenience after the Sundowns player cooperated and volunteered vital information.

After receiving the report this week the board has been deliberating on the punitive measures suggested by the Ethics Committee.

While players are set for pardon, Black Leopards coach Sunday Chidzambwa is one of those likely to have his ban endorsed by Zifa.
Former Premier Soccer League secretary Godfrey Japajapa, Jonathan Musavengana, Kudzi Shaba and former Zifa chief executive officer, Henrietta Rushwaya, are some of the officials facing life bans.

It will be interesting to learn the fate of the likes of former Warriors coach Norman Mapeza and striker Nyasha Mushekwi.

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