In a dramatic turn of events in the midst of the on going investigations of the match fixing scandal that has rocked Zimbabwe and South Africa, former Warriors coach, Ian Gorowa has resorted to be on the run, amid revelations that he may be a wanted person by the Hawks, a South African Police Department, information gathered by this publication can reveal.
Gorowa is currently plying his trade as a coach across the Limpopo at Moroka Swallows, a First Division side.
Since the unfolding of this scandal, Gorowa has already missed 3 consecutive matches, it is alleged, and his whereabouts are yet to be established.
Goodman Mazibuko, Swallows assistant coach, and goalkeeper’s coach, Greg Etafia, has since been elevated to take charge of the team in the absence of Gorowa.
However, Gorowa’s club still insists he is still the man in charge and will only offer a statement if and only the allegations have been concluded to a real case.
Currently, Moroka Swallows are languishing in the muckey waters of relegation, with little chances of securing a position in the First Division League next year.
Despite Gorowa’s continued absence, Sipho Xulu, the Swallows general manager, insists that Ian is still within their structures.
“He [Gorowa] is still a member of the club. Things have to be done as per agreement,” he said.
“There will be an announcement soon regarding the way forward about the status of the club though I cannot attach a time as to when that announcement will be made,” Xulu explained.
Gorowa has been singled out as one of the top players in the latest Match fixing scandal and is believed to be responsible for the distribution of money to the players who would have agreed to the deal.
ZIFA Board member Edzai Kasinauyo has already been suspended by ZIFA over the scandal.
An emergency meeting has been called between the South African Football Association and ZIFA, to map the way forward as the match fixing cartel was targeting the two countries.
Philip Chiyangwa ZIFA chief executive, Jonathan Mashingaidze and the chairman of the ZIFA Constitutional Review Committee, Harare lawyer Itayi Ndudzo, are expected to attend the meeting this afternoon in Capetown, South Africa.
The meeting has been convened at the request of the South Africans who sent the South African Football Association chief of security, Mlungisi Ncame, to Harare last week to collect the evidence which prompted ZIFA to announce they had busted a match-fixing syndicate that was manipulating Super Diski games.
The long arm of the law is likely to take precedence especially upon those in South Africa, considering that the South African Police Service (SAPS), already has a department that monitors, and guards against match fixing in line with betting.