ZIFA has given more details on the match-fixing scandal that has rocked Zimbabwean football.
A press conference was held at ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa’s offices today where he revealed that suspended board member Edzai Kasinauyo was a key figure in the scam and working with other individuals to fix games.
According to ZIFA a chief witness is in the country and has fingered Edzai Kasinauyo, Henrietta Rushwaya and Ian Gorowa as the main culprits in the scandal.
Convicted match fixer Raj Pal Perumal the man who was behind the Asiagate scandal continues to flirt with Zimbabwe’s soccer but this time its through his brother known as the “The Chief” is the one who has been in contact with Edzai.
According to the association matches that are believed to have been fixed include the Warriors CHAN 2016 fixtures where Zimbabwe crashed out at the first round.
Chiyangwa said that they would ensure everyone involved would be punished and they were taking the matter very seriously.Chiyangwa revealed that the association had engaged South African Authorities as Zimbabwean players in that country have been fingered. CAF and FIFA have also been notified with Chiyangwa promising swift action.
” We have credible evidence that Mr Edzai Kasinauyo wanted to fix the Zimbabwe game against Swaziland amongst others, I can confirm to you that a key witness is now in the country and we have taken the issue to the authorities, and we have also enlisted the services of South African authorities to help us because some players and officials are based in south Africa.
“Henrietta Rushwaya and Ian Gorowa are also involved in these match fixing allegations , other players are also involved and we will get to the bottom of the issue, ” he said.
Chiyangwa also indicated that criminal procedures would be taken against those implicated.
Warriors assistant coach Nation Dube has also been suspended as investigations continue. The Warriors squad for the upcoming qualifiers has not been announced after some players were implicated in the scandal but will now be released sometime this week.