A Zimbabwean football agent is among the seven people banned by FIFA from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at both national and international level for life.
Kudzanai Shaba was found guilty of having been involved in match manipulation. FIFA announced on Wednesday that the Zimbabwean was part of a clique who worked with Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted Singaporean match-fixer, to manipulate the results for betting purposes.
This is not the first time Shaba has been implicated in a match-fixing scandal. In 2012, he was slapped with a life ban after Zifa found him guilty of taking part in the famous Asiagate but was later pardoned following the appointment of a new Zifa executive in 2016.
But during that year, the football agent was again charged after trying to fix the Warriors’ 2017 Afcon qualifier against Swaziland.
Here is the full list of people banned for life by FIFA:
Karlon Murray, Trinidad and Tobago
Keyeno Thomas, Trinidad and Tobago
Hellings Mwakasungula, Malawi
Ibrahim Kargbo, Sierra Leone
Kudzanai Shaba, Zimbabwe
Séïdath Tchomogo, Benin
Leonel Duarte, Cuba