ZIFA boss axed over World Cup ticket scam

HARARE - Jonathan Mashingaidze, chief executive of the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has been suspended for allegedly being involved in a 2006 World Cup ticket scam.
According to media reports, Zifa received 290 tickets, which were sold by their international clients, Bacchini Internationa

l, at grossly inflated prices. The agents paid the total of value of the initial tickets (US$57 000) into the Fifa account on behalf of Zifa.
In return, Zifa were paid a total of US$35 000 as commission fees. The extra tickets allocated to Zifa in Germany in a review of the ticket allocation went to one local individual.
“The Zifa board has decided to suspend Mashingaidze in the wake of the 2006 World Cup tickets issue. We have been investigating Mashingaidze well before the media wrote the story. In the meantime, I will assume the duties of chief executive officer until such time we appoint a new person,” said Zifa president Wellington Nyatsanga. – Sports reporter

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