Sadomba Appears Before Zifa Ethics Committee

Sadomba who plays for top Sudanese side Al Hilal arrived in the country last week and met both members of the Zifa Ethics Committee and members of the Zimbabwe Republic Committee after having travelled on seven occasions with the national team to Asia where the Warriors are alleged to have sold matches in favour of a betting syndicate.

Zifa Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze confirmed Sadomba has given his side of the story to the Ethics Committee but said he was not privy to the discussions.

He said Zifa will make public all the interviews when the Ethics Committee has finished talking to all the people involved including Zifa officials.

Sadomba is one of the close to 100 players who have been suspended from playing for the national team until they clear their names before the Ethics Committee which is led by retired judge Justice Ehmed Ebrahim.

Zifa have given the Ethics Committee up to the end of this month to conclude its interviews with all the parties concerned including national coach Norman Mapeza.

Mapeza has also been suspended along with the players but Zifa have made it clear that he will be allowed back in his old role should the Ethics Committee find him not guilty.

Mapeza was in charge of the Warriors when they travelled for the East and Central Africa Challenge whose results are also being questioned.

In his absence, FC Platinum coach Rahman Gumbo has been asked to take charge of the Warriors leading them to s surprise 2-1 defeat against minnows Burundi.

That result has seen Zimbabwe crash out of the top 100 on the Fifa rankings and is now placed at 106 in the world.