FIFA Boss Arrives In Zimbabwe

State radio said he is expected to call on President Robert Mugabe and watch a women’s international match against Malawi later  in the day. He will also inspect training facilities that urgently need funding in
the troubled economy.

An advance party of four FIFA officials arrived Sunday, including two match-fixing investigators.

Last year, Zimbabwe captain Method Mwanjali and four team mates admitted taking money to lose matches on a 2009 tour to Thailand and Malaysia. Zimbabwe lost 3-0 to Thailand and 6-0 to Syria and the
players said they were paid between $500 and $1,500.

Zimbabwe Sports Minister David Coltart said Monday he hopes the FIFA team, which includes its head of security Chris Eaton, will recommend punishment for those found guilty.

 “Hopefully FIFA will stick by the (Zimbabwe) government’s determination to deal with corruption,” Coltart told The Associated Press. “We expect them to endorse that there has been criminality and
prosecution must follow.” Times Live