The committee, which was led by Gweru Lawyer Reginald Chidawanyika, found the Watosvorwa boys guilty of fielding a fraudulently registered player, Tendai Chingara, last month.
The verdict passed stated that the team should be docked of three points in all the 14 matches Chingara played, dashing all hopes for the impressive side to get promotion into the PSL.
In an interview, Hardbody FC Director Takesure Sibanda told The Zimbabwean that the team was confident the appeal it lodged for nullification of the Chidawanyika verdict would succeed.
“Like all progressive football enthusiasts who want to experience the PSL here in Gweru, we are confident our appeal will triumph,” said Sibanda.
He added that the team had been informed that the ZIFA decision on their appeal would be out by next week.
Meanwhile, second placed outfit, Tripple B, has been charged for match-fixing after allegations arose that the Beitbridge-based side bribed Chrome Stars coach, Gatsi Munkombwe, to fix matches in their favour. – Brenna MatenderePost published in: Football