Zhokinyi can play – Zifa

BANNED Dynamos defender Guthrie Zhokinyi has been given an all-clear by Zifa to resuscitate his faltering career, but only outside the country.

REPORT BY HENRY MHARA SPORTS REPORTER

The former Dynamos captain and 14 others were slapped with life bans from all football-related activities for their alleged involvement in Asiagate scandal.

Fifa are yet to endorse the bans.

Zifa vice-president Ndumiso Gumede said: “We banned them from participating in football activities in the country, but we cannot stop them from doing the same outside the country.

“We sent our recommendations to Fifa and they are yet to endorse them, so we have no power to stop players from competing in foreign leagues. But it is still in our jurisdiction as Zifa to stop local players from playing for the local teams. That is the reason some of the banned players based outside the country are still playing for their respective teams.”

Zifa has since given another banned player Method Mwanjali a go ahead to play for Mamelodi Sundowns when they tour the country for a series of friendlies next week.

The Pitso Mosimane-coached club will begin their tour with a clash against Highlanders at Barbourfields on Wednesday next week before travelling to the capital to face Caps United at Gwanzura Stadium two days later.

Sundowns will then conclude their five-day tour with a match against league champions Dynamos on Sunday.

Esrom Nyandoro and Nyasha Mushekwi are expected to travel with Sundowns for the matches.

12 Comments

  1. Ndavhiringika varume. ZIFA yakadhakwa zvedi. Why are they punishing the local league? Iyi yave take-take neDeMbare.

  2. ndiko kuti maboorangoma ezifa

  3. mwanjali was going to play for his team even dai makamurambidza

  4. Vanhu ava havazive zvavari kuita, sure vari kuuraya hupenyu hwavamwe vanhu. so yavakufa i league yemuno.Sorry to u ZIFA BOSSES.

  5. The circus continues. Poor Gumede you are so pathetic. So you tell us that you will issue the banned players with international certificates to go and play outside the country. ZIFA ZIFA oh ZIFA you are an embarrassment to Zimbabwe

  6. zifa ,vanhu vakaita appeal nyaya dzavo ,why taking so long remember they have families to look after ,pliz do it in time b4 the season started .

  7. Do these guys have a code of conduct when dealing with issues like match fixing, i wonder whats happenning @ ZIFA. Also how they came up with fines and bans should have been stipulated in the CODE.

  8. vakabhanwa ndeyekwavo. serves them right, mu league yedu nema Warriors edu havana chiyamuro!

  9. Haa zvokwadi regai regai!

  10. aii! hameno. vakafa havana chavakaona.

  11. zvakaoma zvatinoitirwa nezifa tongotarisa hamheno

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