ZIFA have suspended Bulawayo City head coach Philani “Beefy”Ncube and club chairman Jerry Sibanda over a match fixing incident in the Premier Soccer League.
According to ZIFA both individuals were complicit in the attempt to manipulate the outcome of a Premier Soccer League match between Border Strikers and Bulawayo City at Dulivadzimu stadium on 3 August 2016.
The Premier Soccer league disciplinary committee has already banned former technical members Farai Mujokoro and Gift Mvala for five years for the incident. The pair attempted to give Border Strikers goalkeeper Talent Sande money to throw a game in Bulawayo City’s favour but were exposed after a trap was set up.
According to ZIFA Sibanda and Ncube have been provisionally suspended by the Zimbabwe Football Association Executive Committee and the two are immediately barred from participating in association football activities in Zimbabwe.
The ZIFA Executive Committee agreed that Sibanda and Ncube had shown absolute disdain and disregard of the ZIFA constitution by their unsportsmanlike conduct which intransigently violates Article 2 (e) and Article 7 of the ZIFA constitution.
Disciplinary proceedings for the suspended officials will be instituted in due course.