Rushwaya gets another life ban
By Ishemunyoro Chingwere
History will record that one of Zifa’s last acts was to slap life bans, from all football activities, on the pair of former association chief executive officer Henrietta Rushwaya and controversial football administrator Jonathan Musavengana.
The pair were handed life bans for their alleged involvement in the Limpopogate match fixing scandal at an Extraordinary General Meeting convened at the Zifa Village yesterday.
Former Zifa board member Edzai Kasinauyo and former Warriors coach Ian Gorowa were handed 10 year bans each while former Warriors assistant coach Nation Dube was been banned for five years.
Association president Philip Chiyangwa and Acting General secretary Joseph Mamutse signed the notice that sealed the quintet’s fate and also exonerated football agent Kudzi Shabba.
“The statement is clear. There is no explanation to make here, we have banned those individuals for their role in Limpopogate,” said Chiyangwa.
“We are moving forward, we don’t want these things of match fixing to continue recurring in our football,” he said.
Zifa contends that Rushwaya, former programmes officer Musavengana, Gorowa and Dube worked with an Asian match fixing syndicate as they tried to fix the 2017 Afcon qualifier match between the Warriors and Swaziland.
The same cartel, according to Zifa, was also involved in fixing matches in the South African Premiership.
For Rushwaya and Musavengana it is the second time that they have been slapped with bans from football.
They were banned for the roles in the Asiagate match fixing scandal but were pardoned soon after Chiyangwa won last December’s Zifa elections. The Sunday Mail