Match fixing probe for Central Region

ZIFA Central Region has set up a three member investigation panel to look into reports of match fixing which have emerged as the tussle for PSL promotion heightens.

Midlands Division 2 Chairman Brian Chishanga is leading the probe, assisted by veteran football administrators, Pervious Mathe and Lesley Maninge.

Teams are left with one game each for the curtain to come down on the Central Soccer League where one leading club is expected to join top flight football next season. Last year the league produced the high-riding FC Platinum.

Local Chairman, Patrick Hokonya told The Zimbabwean that match fixing reports have been received by his executive and said no stone would be left unturned in the probe.

In one of the reports, second placed Beitbridge side, Tripple B, allegedly paid Chrome Stars $2 000 so that the Kwekwe-based outfit would give away matches.

"Whoever is found guilty will face the music. If all the top four teams are found guilty we will promote the fifth and if all them are dirty, we will notify the PSL and wait for the next season," Hokonya said.

The latest development comes at a time when leaders Hardbody are already under investigation for using an unregistered player. Last week, ZIFA president Curthbert Dube reiterated that cases of match fixing in local leagues will be met with a heavy hand following the discredited Asiagate debacle.

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