Articles tagged 'match fixing'

Manase returns to cricket 2 July 2018 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Cricket chairperson Wilson Manase has returned to cricket albeit in an unfamiliar position as he fights in suspended ZC board member Enock Ikope's corner after he was provisionally suspended by ICC on corruption charges. Manase took over as chairperson after the retire...
ICC suspends Zim 'fixer' 28 March 2018 HARARE - Rajan Nayar, a domestic cricket official in Zimbabwe, has been suspended from all cricketing activities for 20 years by the ICC for attempting to improperly influence an international match. The incident had taken place in October last year when Nayar approached Zimbabwe captain Graem...
I wanted to kill myself - Gorowa 27 June 2017 HARARE – Former Warriors coach Ian Gorowa contemplated committing suicide after allegations that he was part of a cabal which tried to fix Zimbabwe's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Swaziland. However, only the intervention of the late former Warriors winger Edzai Kasinau...
Manyuchi's camp fumes 28 March 2017 HARARE - Charles Manyuchi's management is threatening to take legal action against anyone insinuating the Zimbabwean boxer fixed his bout against Qudratillo Abduqahorov of Uzbekistan in Singapore at the weekend. Manyuchi lost his WBC World Welterweight (silver) belt to the undefeated Abduqahor...
Life ban for Musavengana 9 December 2016 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) programmes officer Jonathan Musavengana has been banned for life by Fifa due to his involvement in match-fixing activities. Former Togo national football team coach Banna Tchanile also received a life ban while former South Africa Football A...
Blow for Chiyangwa 23 November 2016 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday delivered a hammer blow to the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and its president Philip Chiyangwa — when she set free the association's former chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya and former board member Edzai Kasinauyo — from match-fixing charges to pile...
PSL bans Mujokoro, Mvela 8 November 2016 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 ...
Zifa bribery case: Drama as witness is 'arrested' 14 October 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) former bosses' bribery case took a new twist yesterday, as the State witness, Leeroy Waguta — who had travelled from South Africa to testify, was briefly arrested at the Harare Magistrates' Courts. Waguta was whisked away by police officials mo...
'Match-fixers could have pocketed $500k' 27 September 2016 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) bosses accused of attempting to bribe the national soccer team in a match-fixing scandal could have pocketed approximately $500 000, if the deal had not been botched, a court heard yesterday. Ex-Zifa chief executive Hanrietta Rushwaya, 49, a...
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...
Fifa formally charge Musavengana 30 August 2016 HARARE - Fifa has begun formal adjudicatory proceedings against former Zimbabwe Football Association programmes officer Jonathan Musavengana and other African football officials over match-fixing allegations. “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, under its chairman Han...
Fifa Ethics Committee nails Musavengana 18 August 2016 HARARE - The Fifa Ethics Committee has recommended a life ban for former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) programmes officer Jonathan Musavengana for his involvement in the 2010 World Cup friendly internationals fixing scandal. The Ethics Committee also urged a life ban for former Togo coa...
Kasinauyo cries foul 11 June 2016 HARARE - Former Zifa board member Edzai Kasinauyo is determined to clear his name after he was banned for 10 years from all football activities for his alleged involvement in the Warriors match-fixing scandal. Zifa banned former officials Henrietta Rushwaya and Jonathan Musavengana for life wh...
Life ban for Rushwaya as Zifa rebrands 5 June 2016 HARARE - Henrietta Rushwaya and Jonathan Musavengana have written their own piece of history by becoming probably the first sporting figures in the country if not in the world to be handed life bans — twice! The former Zifa employees were slapped with life bans for their alleged involvement in...
Match-fixing case losing steam 6 April 2016 HARARE - It appears the local match-fixing investigation involving Zimbabwean players and officials is already losing steam after the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) dropped charges against two players. Bloemfontein Celtic duo of goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb and midfielder Lantshene P...
Kasinauyo application thrown out 1 April 2016 HARARE - The High Court has thrown out Edzai Kasinauyo's urgent chamber application to have Zifa avail his legal team with evidence in the ongoing match-fixing scandal. Kasinauyo, a Zifa board member for development, was suspended last month together with ex-Zifa CEO Henrietta Rushwaya and War...
Zifa expels Kasinauyo, five charged with match-fixing 31 March 2016 HARARE - Zifa has expelled suspended board member, Edzai Kasinauyo, and summoned five individuals to appear before a disciplinary hearing following their involvement in the latest local match-fixing scandal. The decision to expel Kasinauyo was reached after the former Warriors midfielder launc...
Gorowa breathes fire 18 March 2016 HARARE - Former Warriors coach Ian Gorowa has denied any involvement in the match-fixing scandal which has rocked Zimbabwean football since last week. Gorowa said it is “deeply unfair” for the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) to continue dragging his name in the “mud” when they have not he...
Zifa meets Safa over match-fixing 16 March 2016 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa is today scheduled to travel to Cape Town to meet his South Africa Football Association (Safa) counterpart Danny Jordaan regarding the latest match-fixing scandal. Chiyangwa will be joined by Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze and legal ...
Fifa bans SA fixers 15 March 2016 CAPE TOWN - Several former South African Football (Safa) officials have been banned in connection with fixed friendly internationals in 2010, Fifa has confirmed. According to the official Fifa website, Leslie Sedibe, Lindile Kika, Steve Goddard and Adeel Carelse were the only names mentioned t...
Hwange coach Dube in limbo 14 March 2016 HARARE - Zifa insist suspended Warriors assistant coach nation Dube will not be allowed to take charge of his Castle Lager Premier League side Hwange unless he has been cleared. Dube was suspended together with Zifa board member for development Edzai Kasinauyo for their alleged involvement in ...
I will work with authorities: Edzai 13 March 2016 HARARE - Suspended Zifa board member for development Edzai Kasinauyo says he will work with authorities to clear his name in the latest match-fixing scandal to rock local football. “I deny any involvement in any unlawful activities and, in the spirit of transparency, I have and will continue t...
New low for Zimbabwean football 13 March 2016 JOHANNESBURG - The ghost of the Asiagate has hardly died down and Zimbabwe was this week hit by news of match-fixing again. In a damning revelation, it came to light this week that some top officials, including administrators, coaches and players have allegedly been “dining” with the match-fix...
I'm clean, says Edzai Kasinauyo 11 March 2016 HARARE - Suspended Zifa board member for development Edzai Kasinauyo says he is not a match-fixer and is demanding his immediate reinstatement. Kasinauyo, through his lawyer Blessing Diza of Mhishi Legal Practice, has also given Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa until 11am today to provide all t...
Rushwaya mum on Swazigate 11 March 2016 HARARE - Former Zifa chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya has declined to comment on her involvement in the latest Zimbabwe match-fixing scandal, insisting she is currently working with international law enforcement agents to trap the culprits. An alleged kingpin of the Asiagate scandal, which r...