Absa Premiership

Jaure under the spotlight

2016-03-11 19:29
Partson Jaure (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Zimbabwe assistant coach Saul Chaminuka believes University of Pretoria defender Partson Jaure has a lot to answer or in terms of the match-fixing allegations that have rocked the country.

The Warriors are preparing to take on Swaziland in back-to-back 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers later this month, but found themselves thrown into turmoil this week when ZIFA board member Edzai Kasinauyo was suspended for his alleged role in a complex match-fixing scam.

Warriors' other assistant coach, Nation Dube, and former manager, Ian Gorowa, have also been implicated.

Chaminuka, who was in charge of the national team in the Cosafa tournament in South Africa last year, has told Post Sport that he feels Jaure, who plays for AmaTuks in South Africa's top flight, should also be looked into.

"It is now clear to me that some of players are being paid to influence results. I believe that Partson Jaure really has a case to answer," he declared.

"Judging by the way he played when I was in charge of the team in the Cosafa tournament in South Africa, I have no option, but to believe that he has a case to answer.

"I remember very well the match we lost to Namibia. All things being equal we were not supposed to have lost that match. Jaure was supposed to have been covering for Hardlife Zvirekwi on the left, but somehow he kept playing like a high school kid.

"I am actually looking for the video clips of those matches, because it is now clear to me that those matches must have been fixed. I have been in football for quite some time and I know how my players perform. These things are a result of the lack of remuneration for both players and coaches."

The players (George Chigova has also been named as a suspected guilty party) had apparently been offered $5.000 each to influence the outcome of games.

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