Articles tagged 'asiagate'

Musavengana opens up on match-fixing 8 September 2016 HARARE - Alleged match-fixing kingpin Jonathan Musavengana says the scourge is “worse than drug trafficking” and will soon consume the world's most beautiful game. Musavengana rose to notoriety in 2010 after the previous Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board led by Cuthbert Dube claimed h...
It's good to be back: Zhokinyu 17 April 2016 HARARE - Former Warriors defender Guthrie Zhokinyu wants to make up for lost time after he was handed a chance to resurrect his career by Castle Lager Premiership side Triangle. For close to four years, Zhokinyu was in the wilderness after he was banned from all football activities by the prev...
Zifa moves to close Asiagate 4 January 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday revealed that his board will swiftly move to bring an end to the Asigate saga, which had serious financial constraints on the cash-strapped association. Under Cuthbert Dube's leadership, over 10 individuals were...
Matchfixer Tan freed 26 November 2015 HARARE - Serial match-fixer and one of the brains behind the Asiagate match-fixing scandal Dan Tan was released from a Singapore jail yesterday after authorities failed to build a case against him. Tan, whose real is Tan Seet Eng, was arrested in October 2013 after Italian authorities accused ...
Zhokinyi keen on re-joining DeMbare 31 May 2015 HARARE - Former Dynamos captain Guthrie Zhokinyi says he is keen to re-join the Glamour Boys after he was cleared to play following his life ban for his involvement in the Asiagate match-fixing scandal. The former Shooting Stars defender was banned to play football for life after allegedly bei...
'Fixing matches was easy' 28 August 2014 HARARE - Self-confessed football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal has revealed he found it easy to fix matches involving the Zimbabwe national team after infiltrating the country's governing body way back in 1997. Previously, it had been thought that the Singapore national started fixing Warrior...
'Journalists played for Warriors' 8 August 2014 HARARE – Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze yesterday told Parliament that during the peak of the Asiagate match-fixing scandal “journalists earned national team caps”. Presenting the Asiagate report before legislators at the August House, Mashingaidze c...
Sweswe's long wait for justice 31 May 2014 HARARE - Thomas Sweswe feels neglected and unfairly treated after his Asiagate match-fixing appeal has dragged on for almost a year without an outcome. The defender is one of the 15 individuals handed lifetime bans by the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) for his involvement in the match-fi...
Dube wants to end Asiagate 3 May 2014 HARARE - Cuthbert Dube, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president, this week revealed his board will swiftly move to bring an end to the Asigate saga. Addressing journalists at an induction course at the Zifa Village, Dube admitted his previous board spent more time on Asiagate at the...
Criminalise match fixing - Gumede 13 February 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) vice president Ndumiso Gumede has implored Parliament to endorse a law that criminalises match-fixing as individuals implicated in the Asiagate scandal continue to walk scot free. Following a Zifa probe in 2012, over 15 individuals were banned for ...
We wasted time on Asiagate - Gumede 12 February 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) vice-president Ndumiso Gumede has admitted that the current Zifa administration “wasted a lot of time” concentrating on the Asiagate match-fixing probe during their term of office. Zifa in 2012 banned for life over 15 individuals fingered in the bi...
Fifa decline to effect Asiagate bans 1 February 2014 HARARE – World football governing body Fifa says it cannot endorse bans handed down on Zimbabwean footballers and officials involved in the widely-publicised Asiagate match-fixing scandal, it emerged on Friday.    The Zimbabwe Football ?Association (Zifa) in 2012 banned for life over 15 indivi...
Asiagate bans illegal: FIFPro 31 January 2014 LONDON - More than 60 Zimbabwean players have been banned over the "Asiagate" match-fixing scandal without a fair legal hearing, the world soccer players' union FIFPro said on Wednesday. The players were banned by the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) in 2012 after it ruled that matches pla...
Perumal memoirs to go public 8 January 2014 HARARE - Wilson Raj Perumal, the self-confessed serial match-fixer behind the Asiagate scandal involving the Zimbabwe national football team, is back in the news again. Perumal, currently under house arrest in Hungary, is believed to be the mastermind behind a series of dubious friendly intern...
Asiagate hearings next month 23 June 2013 HARARE - The Zimbabwe football Association (Zifa) emergency committee of the board has set the date of the Asiagate appeals hearing following their meeting Saturday. The committee was meeting following the recent debacle that saw the Zimbabwe national team travel to Guinea for a 2014 World Cup qu...
Asiagate probe compromised? 11 June 2013 HARARE - Chris Eaton, the ex-FIFA head of security, says reports that he might have compromised Zimbabwe s match-fixing investigation due to a secret affair with former Zifa chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya are baseless . This comes as a raft of private communications between the ex-Australian ...
Asiagate goons get 'richer pickings' in SA 18 December 2012 HARARE - A South African football insider has described Zimbabwe s Asiagate match-fixing scam as Sunday picnic compared to that country s recent fixing revelations, which claimed the scalp of federation president Kirsten Nematandani and other top officials yesterday. Nematandani was suspended yes...
Rushwaya trial moved to Chitungwiza 18 December 2012 HARARE - The case of former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya who is accused of masterminding the Asiagate scandal has been transferred to Chitungwiza Magistrates Courts. Rushwaya s trial, which was being held at the Harare Magistrates Courts, was yesterday m...
Asiagate bans lifted 28 November 2012 HARARE - Nyasha Mushekwi and Washington Arubi lead a list of Zimbabwean players who breathed a sigh of relief yesterday following news that their bans in the Asiagate match-fixing scam have been lifted. The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) yesterday freed 66 of the 70 players and officials wh...
Asiagate sucks in Mzembi 21 November 2012 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has been sucked into the Asiagate scandal after witnesses told the court during the trial of former Zifa boss Henrietta Rushwaya that he sanctioned some of the matches. Tendai Madzorera, then Zifa vice president yesterday told the court that according to Zi...
Rushwaya's Asiagate jinx 12 November 2012 HARARE - An attempt by ex-Zifa chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya to knock off her Asiagate scandal trial at the Harare Magistrates Court has once again illustrated a worrying trend by connected elites to subvert the rule of law, legal experts say. While documents show that the disgraced ex-admin...
$6 000 for Asiagate appeals 8 November 2012 HARARE - Footballers and officials found guilty of match-fixing and illegal betting in the Asiagate scam have to fork out $6 000 for their cases to be heard by a Zifa Special Appeals Committee commissioned in Harare yesterday. Zifa president Cuthbert Dube yesterday appointed a three-man committee...
Zim football at crossroads: Part 2 26 October 2012 HARARE - THIS IS THE SECOND OF A TWO-PART SPeCIAL IN WHICH ZIFA PRESIDENT CUTHBERT DUBE TALKS ABOUT THE CONCLUSION OF THE ASIAGATE MATCH-FIXING PROBE, UNPRECEdeNTED LIFE AND LENGTHY BANS, AFRICAN NATIONS CUP QUALIFICATION FAILURE, DEEP BOARD DIVISIONS, CALLS FOR HIS RESIGNATION AND MORE: ZIFA pre...
Rushwaya engages new lawyer 25 October 2012 HARARE - Former Zifa boss Henrietta Rushwaya has engaged a new lawyer after a Harare magistrate ruled that her previous lawyers were taking the court for a ride . This followed the continuous postponement of the case at the lawyers instance. Rushwaya s lawyer Dumisani Mthombeni, standing in for J...
Lawyers ditch Rushwaya 24 October 2012 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya was abandoned by her lawyers yesterday as her corruption trial opened at the Harare Magistrates Court. Rushwaya, who was fined for wilful default after failing to appear in court on time as she scampered aroun...