Zimbabwe next AFcON 2017 qualifiers opponents Swaziland say they are not moved by the match fixing scandal currently rocking the Zimbabwe national team but will instead focus on their game.
Football was thrown in chaos following claims that a ring of match fixers had targeted to lose the match in favour of Swaziland. The scandal already unscathed has led to the expulsion of ZIFA board member Edzai Kasinauyo and Warriors assistant coach Nation Dube as more investigations are already going on.
However, in the midst of the turmoil, Isihlangu as the Swaziland National team is affectionately known, say they are not losing sleep over the ongoings in Zimbabwe but are focusing on winning the match set for 25 March in Mbabane Swaziland.
Spwaking to the Chronicle, National Football Association of Swaziland general-secretary Frederick Mngomezulu said the better of the two teams o the day should win.
“We have only heard or read about it through the media, nothing official has come to us, but I just want to be clear that those claims will not affect us in any manner whatsoever because we are not part of this, Swaziland is clean in all this drama,” said Mngomezulu.
“We want to believe the results on the pitch will be coming from the workmanship of either team’s players, not influenced in any way and that both teams accept the outcome.”
Zimbabwe and Swaziland currently lead group L tied on 4 points ahead of Guinea and Malawi in the group.