Zimbabwe Match Fixing Probe Completed

The report was on Monday handed over to the SRC Chief Executive Officer Charles Nhamachena by Zifa president Cuthbert Dube.  Dube received the findings of the invetigating team last Wednesady from the four member investigating team led by Zifa vice president Ndumiso Gumede.

Dube revealed at a Press Confederence on Monday that the team had done a thorough and professional job adding that the report was now in the hands of the SRC although he refused to reveal the contents of the report.

The invetigations have attracted a lot of public attention following the suspension of three key members of the Zifa office including Chief Executive Officer Henrietta Rushwaya.

A source at Zifa, however, has revealed to Radio VOP that the investigations had highlighted that some players were paid US$250 not to testify in the probe.

The players were paid only US$100 for beating Seychelles and qualifying for the African Nations Championships and US$200 for the high profile match against Brazil’s Samba Boys.

According to the source, the investigations had noted that defender Daniel Vheremu and former Warriors acting coach Luke Masomere were the only ones who were prepared to come in the open and testify without any pressure. The two were believed to have admitted they were paid to throw away matches.

The investigations were also said to have discovered an account in South Africa in the name of a senior Zifa official which also played a part in the movement of funds for those who did not travel but were involved in the syndicate.

The public is anxiously waiting for results of the scandal which saw the Warriors being humiliated by such high scoring margins as 6-0 and 3-0 to football lightweights like Malaysia and Thailand.

Dube said they will make public the contents of the report only after the SRC had gone through the findings and made their own recommendations.