New CAF role for Dube

The Confederation of African Football has recognised Zimbabwe Football Association president Cuthbert Dube's contribution to the development of the sport and retained him in a committee that will organise the Under 20 Youth Championships scheduled for Algeria in 2013.

Cuthbert Dube
Cuthbert Dube

Dube has been at the helm of ZIFA since 2009. He has overseen the cleansing of local football from corruption that came to a head two years ago when officials and players were said to have pocketed unspecified amounts of money from Asian syndicates to throw away matches.

Investigations are ongoing and there is a fear a number of culprits will received bans. Former chief executive officer, Henrietta Rushwaya was suspended for her role in the trips to Asia.

Meanwhile, CAF has revealed the prize money for the ongoing CAF Champions League. The winner will receive $625 000 while the federation that provides the winner will pocket $35 000.

The runners up will be rewarded with $425 000 with receive $200 000 less.

Third place finishers in the group stages will pocket $175 000 with the teams placed last in the four-team groups paid $150 000.

CAF committees met ahead of the weekend to discuss preparations for inter-clubs competitions, African Youth Championships and African U-17 Championships. The meetings will end on Wednesday.

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