ZIFA : Edzai Kasinauyo Suspended
Zifa suspends Kasinauyo over “fixing” Swazi tie
THE Zimbabwe Football Association Executive committee would like to inform the football fraternity and the nation at large that following its meeting held in Harare today (Tuesday, March 08 2016), it has provisionally suspended Executive Committee member, Edzai Kasinauyo.
The suspension has been occasioned by allegations of match fixing ahead of the 2017 Orange Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match between Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
Edzai Kasinauyo is a former Zimbabwean football midfielder. He has been capped for the Zimbabwean national team. He was in the Zimbabwean squad for the 2006 African Cup of Nations.
Mr Kasinauyo has been fingered in the match fixing scam and investigations are going on.
Details of the reasons for the suspension are still sketchy with Zifa only pointing out that there were moves to fix the Swaziland, Zimbabwe tie and Kasinauyo was at the centre of it.
The ZIFA president Dr Phillip Chiyangwa will issue a statement after consultations with COSAFA, CAF , FIFA and Government of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe and Swaziland clash in back to back blockbuster matches in three days later this month.
The first match will be played in Swaziland on Friday 25 March and the return leg on Monday 28 March.
Both teams, which are currently tied on 4 points hope to cement first position in a group which also features Guinea and Malawi.