South Africa PSL charges 8 with match fixing

The South African Premier League says it has charged a total of eight players and officials with match fixing.

The match fixing ring that allegedly attempted to fix the upcoming Warriors AFCON qualifer against Swaziland is understood have been active in the ABSA Premiership as well.

Already ZIFA board member Edzai Kasinauyo has been suspended while former ZIFA CEO Henrietta Rushwaya and former Warriors coach Ian Gorowa are also implicated. Some Zimbabwean national team players based in South Africa are believed to be among the 8 charged.

ZIFA and SAFA met in Cape Town yesterday to discuss the matter and hand the findings of the match fixing scandal

A statement from the SA PSL read ‘As part of the ongoing investigation into allegations of match-fixing, the Premier Soccer League has filed charges against eight football officials and football players relating to contravention of the NSL Rule 53.1, 53.2 and 53.2.10.

‘The eight officials and players will appear before the PSL Disciplinary Committee on 30 March 2016 at 18h00.

‘Due to the sensitive nature of the allegations and investigation, the PSL is withholding the names of the individuals concerned to ensure that the process runs without prejudice to the rights of the respondents.

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