Chidzambwa and Mwanjali are among the 15 players and officials who have been confirmed for life bans as well as former Zifa Chief Executive Officer Henrietta Rushwaya, former Zifa programmes manager Jonathan Musavengana, player agent Kudzai Shaba, former Premier Soccer League fixtures secretary Godfrey Japa Japa, Herald Senior Sports Editor Robson Sharuko and another journalist Hope Chizuzu as well as fitness trainer Thompson Matenda.
The names were made public by Zifa president Cuthbert Dube Friday with the others banned for life being Dynamos’ Guthrie Zhokini, former Amazulu player Danisa Phiri, former Caps United goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda, coach Rodwell Dhlakama, and goalkeepers coach Emmanuel
Nyahuma and South Africa based Thomas Sweswe.
The 15 are banned with immediate effect and are no longer allowed to have anything to do with any form of football participation from international football to the lower divisions. Chidzambwa, Mwanjali and Sweswe’s names have been on people’s lips since Tuesday when the Zifa Ethics Committee chairman Justice Ahmed Ebrahim announced that 15 have been banned for their role in the Asiagate fiasco.
Dube says they have already informed Fifa of their decision and the international football controlling body has endorsed Zifa’s decision.
Dube also took the time to announce that the Ethics Committee has also pardoned the likes of Justice Majabvi, Gilbert Banda, Energy Murambadoro, Costa Nhamoinesu, Washington Pakamisa, David Kutyauripo, Lincoln Zvasiya, Cuthbert Malajila, Willard Manyatela, Richard Mteki, Kingstone Nkhata, Brighton Tuwaya, and Edward Sadomba whom they have found not guilty of taking money to throw away matches.
Zifa will release the names of those who have been banned for 10, five, two and one year while former Warriors coach Norman Mapeza is understood to have been banned for six months.