ZIFA boss vows to stamp out match-fixing

ZIFA president Cuthbert Dube on Monday stressed the association's "zero-tolerance for match-fixing and betting'' and said they were also closely following events in the local game to ensure Division One leagues and the Premier Soccer League are not tainted.

Cuthbert Dube
Cuthbert Dube

In the past seasons, there have been allegations of match fixing and betting in the count-down to the end of the season, particularly by Division One teams.

"We are keeping a watchful eye on the Premier League, First Division and other leagues to keep our game clean. Be warned those who are trying to fix local matches, your days are numbered.

"We appreciate that match- fixing and betting is a global cancer that shall forever hound us and at some opportune time we shall invoke our statutes to set up a permanent ethics committee which shall be one of our judicial bodies and our watchdog against match fixing and betting and other corrupt misdeeds,'' Dube said.

He was speaking at the commissioning of the Ethics Committee that will gather information on football administrators, players and officials who were implicated in the Asiagate scandal. Over 80 players and officials are implicated in a match -fixing scam contained in a report compiled by the Zifa investigations committee led by Ndumiso Gumede.

It is alleged the players and officials were paid to throw away matches during the Warriors trips to the Far East between 2007 and 2008.

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