Zifa Invites Fifa’s New Security Head.

Mutschke is expected in Harare this month along with out going Fifa security chief Chris Eaton who will be coming to Zimbabwe to assess the progress made with regards to the Asiagate scandal.

Fifa want the Asiagate investigations to end as soon as possible hence Eaton’s visit. Eaton leaves his position at the end of next month.

Zifa Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze confirmed they have invited Mutschke so that he would have an idea of what has been going on in Zimbabwe with regards to the Asiagate scandal  that has brought Zimbabwe’s football reputation in tatters.

Mashingaidze  said Mustchke will be coming along with Eaton towards the end of this month adding that they hoped by then the Zifa Ethics Committee would have finished its job.

The Ethics Committee, according to Zifa president Cuthbert Dube, has already interviewed 90 percent of the players involved in the Asiagate scandal adding that he expected the report to be in his hands by April 16.

Zifa have already suspended close to 100 players as well as coaches Norman Mapeza and Joey Antipas after they were fingered to have been involved in match fixing activities during the Warriors tour of Asia from 2007 up to 2009.

Zifa board members, Kenny Marange, Methembe Ndlovu and Solomon Mugavazi were also removed from their positions after their names also came up in investigations which were carried out by a four member Zifa Committee comprising of vice president Ndumiso Gumede, Zifa board member finance Elliot Kasu, Zifa board member competitions, Benedict Moyo, and Eastern Region chairman Fungai Chihuri.

Last week, a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Sport invited the Zimbabwe Football Association, the Premier Soccer League and the Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches for a discussion on the Asiagate scandal, and football administration in the country in general.

The general public too wants the Asiagate investigations to end soon as they think without some of the players suspended Zimbabwe will find it difficult to qualify not only for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but also for the World Cup to be held in Brazil in 2014.

Zimbabwe is in the same group along with Egypt, Guinea and Mozambique in the World Cup qualifiers.