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Zim soccer official investigated for match-fixing

2016-03-08 21:13
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Harare - Zimbabwe's soccer federation is investigating one of its senior officials over suspicions he was attempting to fix two upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Zimbabwe Football Association says executive committee member Edzai Kasinauyo is suspended after he was suspected to have been working with a syndicate to fix Zimbabwe's home and away qualifiers against Swaziland later this month.

ZIFA says its president, Phillip Chiyangwa, will consult world body FIFA and the Confederation of African Football before making more detailed comment.

Zimbabwean soccer has been rocked by a match-fixing scandal before, when nearly 100 players and officials were suspended over fixed national team games on tours to Asia between 2007 and 2009. The federation's chief executive at the time was banned for life, but had her ban lifted this year.

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