Hokonya refutes match-fixing

Suspended Central Soccer League Chairman, Patrick Hokonya, has refuted allegations of match-fixing levelled against him.

Hokonya was suspended by the ZIFA board, together with Gift Banda, the Southern Region Chairman, over reports of match-fixing. The two were accused of improperly influencing referees to throw away matches in favour of Beitbridge based side Tripple B.

In a letter addressed to The Herald in possession of The Zimbabwean, the CSL chairman is demanding an apology from the paper which carried the story on the allegations.

Hokonya threatened to sue the paper for $250 000 should it fail to clear his name on the reports.

“Our client finds these allegations, again, to be defamatory and injurious to his good name and reputation. Our client is not involved in any manner with any corruption. If anything our client has helped in unearthing the corruption in the Football fraternity,” reads part of the letter.

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