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Zifa Board tackles Centralgate


The Centralgate investigating committee tasked by Zifa to investigate local match-fixing in the Central Region presented its final report to the association’s president Cuthbert Dube yesterday.

Former referee Wilfred Mukuna, who is the vice-chairperson of the committee, handed the report to Dube during a press conference in Harare.

Mukuna said the committee had completed 97% of the job they were tasked to do by the association. He said it was challenging to come up with the report as they interviewed a total of 87 people.

“It was not easy to come up with this report. We met a lot of challenges but because of the love of the game, we did not give up. This is the job that you tasked us to do,” he said as he handed over the report to Dube.

The Zifa boss in response applauded the committee for a job well done.

“We are pleased with the job you have done. The modus operandi of this whole thing is to clean up Zifa. We will go through the report during the board meeting tomorrow (today). We will debate it and then submit it to the Justice Kachambwa-led committee. These committees are independent of Zifa. When we came into office we wanted to clean up Zifa not to loot, but this is unpopular from certain quarters. But I can tell you it is also very popular from some other quarters,” said Dube.

The Zifa Board meets today to discuss, among other things, Asiagate, Centralgate, the Warriors coach job, the national team’s international friendly match against Zambia next Wednesday and preparations for the two 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Angola.

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