PSL bans Mujokoro, Mvela

HARARE - Bulawayo Chiefs assistant coach Farai Mujokoro and kit manager Gift Mvela were each slapped with a five-year ban from all football activities by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for their alleged involvement in an attempt to fix a match earlier this year.

The PSL alleges that Mujokoro  and Mvela sought to fix their match against Border Strikers in August by paying their Beitbridge-based side’s goalkeeper Talent Sande $300.

This was after a leaked WhatsApp conversation which suggested that the municipal team’s duo wanted to influence the result for their game against Border Strikers, which they won 1-0 in Beitbridge.

In their judgment, the PSL yesterday said they found the pair guilty while the club was acquitted from the scandal.

“It is lucidly clear that ... Mujokoro and ... Mvela acted in common purpose to try to match fix the game thereby contravening the provisions of Order 31.2.2 of PSL rules and regulations,” reads the judgment.

“We thus, found Mujokoro and Mvela guilty. Bulawayo City is found not guilty and acquitted. There is no evidence presented that links the club to the commission of the offence.

“The mere fact that the other accused are employed by the club and that the club would benefit from the offence is just but an unsupported allegation, which is not sufficient evidence to the commission of the offence.  

“Mujokoro and Mvela were each sentenced to five years’ ban from all football related activities.

“They were also ordered to pay the costs of the hearing by November 30, 2016.”

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