Asiagate implicated players to be excluded from Warriors set-up

Asiagate implicated players to be excluded from Warriors set-up
Published: 31 January 2012 (1000 Views)
The Zimbabwe Football Association has suspended 67 players, including most of its national team, following a long-standing investigation into match-fixing.

A ZIFA probe last year led to a number of players admitting that they accepted money from an Asian betting syndicate to lose exhibition games on Far East trips from 2007-09.

In a statement Monday, ZIFA chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze said implicated players must not be included in the national team unless they are cleared by the organization's ethics committee.

The decision to suspend the players was made during an emergency board meeting to review Zimbabwe's failure to qualify for the African Cup of Nations, currently under way in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Last September, ZIFA suspended three of its board members, pending further investigation, for their alleged involvement.

- ND

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