Zifa submits Asiagate report to Blatter

ZIFA president Cuthbert Dube submitted reports on the Asiagate match-fixing to Fifa president Sepp Blatter when he attended a Fifa 2013 Confederations Cup organising committee in Brazil last week.

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Addressing a news conference at the unveiling of the Warriors’ technical structure in Harare yesterday, Dube said he had submitted reports on the Asiagate scandal to the president of the world soccer governing body whom he said would endorse the bans once Zifa exhausted all the channels in domestic football. Dube said Ignatius Pamire, through Panad, accuses Zifa of violating their own statutes and those of Fifa and has leapt to the defence of players who were banned following the recommendations by the Independent Disciplinary Committee led by retired Supreme Court judge Justice Ahmed Ebrahim.

Dube warned players not to associate themselves with the organisation and anyone who is against the cleaning up football.

“We should be on guard against the last remnants of match- fixing and illegal betting.

“The last bastion of match-fixing and illegal betting is still alive and we urge the new look Warriors to fend off the corrupt vampires who will spare no effort in trying to infiltrate our new look Warriors. Zifa would like to declare a war in perpetuity against all forces that are part of the evil axis bent on perpetuating the vice of match fixing and illegal betting. We have on good authority a list of the actors involved in the final line of defence of the Asiagate.

“A few days ago, some non descript non-governmental organisation sprang a surprise when they anointed themselves the voice of the Asiagate scandal perpetrators. A non-governmental organisation that dreams of running football in Zimbabwe should try their luck in football robotics and some super science sport. Anyone who falls prey to the antics of such organisations should do so at his own peril. We also urge the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe not to overstep their sphere of influence and mandate,” said Dube.

Dube surprised at criticisms

DUBE said he was surprised that he was being criticised in his own country for cleaning up football, but was being commended by foreigners. “I was asked to stand up and when I did I received a standing ovation. We were highly commended, but I am surprised you come back home and you are criticised for doing the right thing,” said Dube in reference to Panad chairman Ignatius Pamire whose civic organisation has threatened to take Zifa to court for the various sanctions imposed on players and officials found guilty of Asiagate match-fixing.

12 Comments

  1. ..they applauded you for the circus you are running, $6000 appeal fee for a $2000 transgression, fines and penalties for players who never played in any of the matches, some did not even travel to the said countries…you are happy to be applauded for by foreigners when local football is reeling, what have you and your so called board and Councillors done for zimbabwe, busy frustrating sponsors…

  2. Dube you are an idiot who did this whole thing to get a standing ovation from those who are doing well in their own countries.What else besides your DUBEGATE,ZIFAGATE-NDEBELEGATE have you done for our football nothing! How do you paddon Mapepa team manager and mastermind and punish Mapeza.Only because he is a shona.Shame on you and your ndebele ZIFA.Anyway your days are numbered.

  3. Thumbs up for Dube clean football once and for all generations to come. The guilty will always cry foul

  4. dube and his fellows are failures.they are the ones who must be investgated

  5. Tibvire apa Cuthbert ndozvawaidaka kugadzira zita neFIFA uchiponda vana vako useless better resign……before the worst & who the hell is this PAGELS you got a cut you cut master from day one….better uyende now now we tied of your old songs & diggings….

  6. vadube psmas iri kuba mari yedu, some service providers in other countries pay you after spending some time without claiming, asi yenyu institution ndeyekungotambira chete, nekubhadhara mashort falls, huku inopenga inodya mazai ayo, so go on nekufire maplayers tozoona kuti uchatungamira chii. asi gara waziva kuti mhedzisiro muridzi wayo (supporter) achaipisa muromo

  7. only the corupt minded people are against asiagate

  8. Dube please go as you are a failure together with Mashingaidze the biggest liar in football.

  9. WILLARD MUBVUMBI

    DUBE, YOU ARE A HERO. Dont fear anyone. Dont leave office until the Zifa house is spotlessly clean.

  10. dube arikugona.No to match fixing no to corruption in football.
    the bans shud be a warnig shot to all those who think they will get away with cheating in future.
    hail you Mr Dube for the job well done.

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