Zifa to investigate Gwindi ban lift

The Zifa board will today formerly charge former Premier Soccer League secretary general Leslie Gwindi with bringing the game of football into disrepute after comments in which he allegedly attacked the football mother body, but Zifa has since launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to the lifting of his life ban.

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Speculation has been rife that Gwindi would challenge incumbent Cuthbert Dube for the post of Zifa president in next year’s elections.

Gwindi was quoted in a local newspaper attacking Zifa over the appointment of German coach Klaus-Dieter Pagels as Warriors gaffer.
He was quoted as describing the appointment of Pagels as a blunder and a joke.

He is also alleged to have attacked Castle Lager Premier Soccer League sponsors Delta beverages over the amount of money they are injecting into the league.

According to sources, if found guilty Gwindi faces a ban from football.

Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze confirmed yesterday Gwindi would be charged as was agreed at the assembly over the weekend.

Gwindi was given a life ban in 1999 only to bounce back in 2009 after a successful appeal during the Wellington Nyatanga leadership at Zifa.

“We are trying to ascertain why somebody who was given a life ban had that sanction lifted,” said the source. “We need to check on the reasons why that ban was lifted.”

Contacted for comment Gwindi declined to comment.

Mashingaidze also declined to comment on the investigations but IndependentSport has it on good authority that the probe is on.

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