AGM to decide Hokonya’s fate

Suspended Central Soccer League chairman Patrick Hokonya, will know his fate after the ZIFA Annual General Meeting later this month.

Hokonya was suspended on allegations of match-fixing last December. He is accused of having influenced some referees to throw away matches.

He was, alongside his Southern Region counterpart, Gift Banda, alleged to have been part of a clique of influential administrators known as the “Elders”, who orchestrated a match-fixing scam in the race that involved Hardbody and Tripple B. They both deny the charge.

Hokonya has, through his legal team of Charles Paul and Godfrey Moyo of Moyo and Nyoni Legal Practitioners, written to FIFA calling for an urgent hearing. He argues that ZIFA were supposed to conduct the hearing after 14 days from the day of suspension and cites that failure to do so proves he has no case to answer.

ZIFA Communications Manager Nicky Dlamini, said: “We are aware of the correspondence, which was copied to us, but the letter was not a direct appeal to us, so we cannot respond to it accordingly.”

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