HARARE: Edzai Kasinauyo, a member of the Zimbabwe FA’s governing board, has been suspended over allegations that he tried to fix upcoming qualifiers in the Nations Cup against Swaziland later this month.
ZIFA has alleged that Kasinauyo had been in contact with a syndicate in Asia in a bid to arrange a defeat for Zimbabwe. The two teams are tied on four points at the top in Group L.
A statement said: “The suspension has been occasioned by allegations of match-fixing ahead of the 2017 Orange Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match between Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Kasinauyo has been fingered in the match-fixing scam and investigations are going on.”
Kasinauyo is the ZIFA executive committee member responsible for technical affairs.
This is not the first time that match-fixing allegations emerged in Zimbabwe as in 2012 another match-fixing scandal was exposed which saw more than 80 players and officials being implicated.
Some of the players and officials admitted to throwing matches but flaws in handling of the case by ZIFA led to collapse of investigations.