ZIFA exec gets death threats

ZIFA Central Soccer League executive members led by Patrick Hokonya have received death threats by anonymous people understood to be linked to teams under investigation for match fixing.

The executive suspended league matches over the weekend to conduct a disciplinary hearing for log leaders, Hardbody, accused of fraudulently registering a player.

Tatenda Chingrara allegedly played without an international reverse clearance after having been registered by a Namibian player. An investigation panel, led by Midlands Division two chairman, Brian Chishanga, found out there was reasonable ground to put Hardbody on defence, leading to the hearing whose results are yet to be announced.

Second place Beitbridge-based outfit, Tripple B, are also being investigated on allegations of giving Chrome Stars coach, Gatsi Munkombwe, a $ 2000 bribe so that the gaffer could fix matches. Both teams are PSL hopeful.

In a statement CSL said: “Some of our executive members have received threats for executing their duties. This is against the guiding principles of our league. The officials have a duty to attend to complaints submitted by any member, and this is done without fear or favour.”

Hokonya said any team found guilty of the charges will face the music.

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