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Sundowns' pair tell of fixed games

Mamelodi Sundowns' Nyasha Mushekwi and Method Mwanjali

Posted: 20 October 2010 Time: 11:33 am

The Mamelodi Sundowns pair of Nyasha Mushekwi and Method Mwanjali have made their submissions to the Zimbabwe Football Association probe team that has been investigating the involvement of Zimbabwe in match fixing syndicates during trips made to Asia in the last three years.

In testifying, both players confirmed the alleged underhand dealings that were masterminded by Zifa officials with the controversial trip to Thailand in December last year at the centre of the investigation.

Mwanjali captained the Zimbabwean team – which Mushekwi was part of – which travelled to Asia without the green light from the Zifa board and the Sports and Recreation Commission.

The two Sundowns are among many other players that have given evidence on the controversial trips to the Far East that involved Zifa officials and coaches, among them Sunday Chidzambwa and Joey Antipas.

It is alleged that Zifa employee Jonathan Musavengana – currently on suspension over the matter – masterminded the underhand dealings with the Asian betting syndicates.

According to documents that are in the hands of local media, money exchanged hands for playing to a certain score.

It is claimed that Zimbabwe lost 3-0 to Thailand in their game they were supposed to lose 1-0 before they then crossed to Malaysia where they played local champions Selangor winning 3-0.

The next match was against Syria in Kuala Lumpur which Zimbabwe lost 6-0 after which each player was paid US$1000 topping up the US$500 that players had received prior to the Syria game after they threatened not to fulfil the fixture as they were not paid for the Thailand loss.

As captain Mwanjali, led the negotiations with the Asians for the players to be paid before the Syria game.

"I submitted my passport. I was told that the national team would be travelling to Malaysia to play training matches as promised by the Ministry. I was also told that we would travel on December 28, 2009. We travelled to Thailand where we played one match and then went to Malaysia where we played two friendly matches. We received our allowances in Malaysia which were US$500 per person," Mwanjali is quoted as having written in his submission.

Mushekwi confirmed they were paid US$1000 for losing adding that he had asked to be substituted in one of the matches as his conscience would not allow him to continue playing in a fixed match.

He adds that he had noticed some of the Asian men that he saw in Asia at the Warriors friendly match against Japan that was played in George prior to the start of the World Cup.

Zifa CEO Henrietta Rushwaya has already been suspended by the Board.

Zifa must now implement Fifa's Disciplinary Code of Conduct in punishing those players found guilty of having manipulated games.

Article by: KICK OFF

Previous comments on this story...

Mesh - K 4 L
posted: 11:45 am
Luckily they are not playing for chips,otherwise we wud be called all sorts of rubish names.Now,someone tell me who are CHEATS now?dOES NOT MATTER WHAT THEY SAY NOW,BUT WHO THEY PLAY FOR .....ha ha ha ha ha ha viva njube sundowns viva.....

And,am sure they were bribed to play here......shuuuuuuuuu,kushushu la kuyashis' ekhishini!!
Anonymous
posted: 11:54 am
this two guyz wer bribed by motsepe not join chiefs....i think the game between suncheats n supersport should be investigated too!
Swona Champ!
posted: 12:01 pm
cheats!
Wonder
posted: 12:07 pm
No wonder Bobby cried so much when we snatched them under his nose, he was hoping that they would join the other cheaters in his team, ehhehehe!
Gucci Man
posted: 12:11 pm
Mesh - K 4 L: 2010-10-20 11:45 [ Report ]
You're spot on KHOSI lami

Wonder: 2010-10-20 12:07 [ Report ]
Ha ha ha ha ha eeeiisshh mara wena unjani vle he he he he
howzit my outie ?
Mesh - K 4 L
posted: 12:15 pm
On a positive note.

I don't think Method & Mushekwi will pass these test.As long as they received something out of that,mhhhhhhhh asazi madoda!!!

If you told the truth,you don't have to worry.Cos if you lied then,you always have to remember what you said and tried to cover up what you said b4.You don't have to remember the truth,but lies you always have to.

Now!I give up.Sundowns name will be dragged in the mud.Whether he decides to let them go or give them the benefit of a doubt
Anonymous
posted: 12:19 pm
We KC fans understand why these players were involved in match fixing.
THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IN ZIM. I would also do the same.
vision - Asprilla
posted: 12:20 pm
wait and see soon they will admit how motsepe bribed them from joining chiefs and how they where promised beutiful tswane women......eish
Gucci Man
posted: 12:27 pm
The players are innocent in this matter....the main culprit here is the Zifa CEO
He's the one who arranged everything, so we cannot blame the players.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 12:30 pm
Eish the Kaizer Cabbages talk too much. They forgot that they were so desparate for these cheats. Anyway, i am interested to see what Motsepe will do with these cheats since they are admitting to have recieved money for fixed matches. Phela they cannot be trusted.
AON
posted: 12:33 pm
Mesh - K 4 L, Vission and Mash-do!! You have just proved how senile you are. The submissions that the 2 Zimbabwean players made are in reagrds to their games playing for Zimbabwe, games that have nothing to do with Bobby Motaung, patrice Motsepe, or South African football in general for that matter. Before you comment on anything beyond your limited understanding, please ask your elders to translate English to Vernacular for you so as not to make yourselves a laughing stock of the football community!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 12:38 pm
yah these guys are innocent,looking at wat was happening there last year i mean u got to find a way of making a living,
even mushekwi said he wanted to be subtituted at half time coz he wasn't feeling well with all this,

life can make u make mistakes sumtyms,

pliz sonono fc this story doesn't talk about quality we are tired of hearing that,


Anonymous
posted: 12:43 pm
@musawegwala paul
ey dude we r entitled to our opnions as much as u r! So dont come here with your taxi driver tendencies.......!!!
TrippleXXX
posted: 12:44 pm
Wonder uyisilima...
You're so obssessed with Chiefs like isishimane
Wonder
posted: 12:53 pm
Gucci Man: 2010-10-20 12:11

Hola sbali!

Eish, i'm still waiting for our next game before ngicala ukukhuluma kakhulu, for now i will let the bugs talk!
Anonymous
posted: 12:53 pm
These guys are guilty of match fixing. maybe they would be given amnesty 4 teling the truth bt if paid well they can be trusted Desperate times calz 4 Desperate measures.
Mesh - K 4 L
posted: 12:53 pm
AON: 2010-10-20 12:33 [ Report ]

Don be a fool wena no name!A cheat in Zimbabwe is also a Cheat in South Africa can't you see that.After all we are free to air our views whether you like them or not.

What are your thoghts on these matter?Of all sundowns fans on these forum,look slike only Wonder( and Maybe Sweyts- sumtyms) knows what we are talking about.The rest are a bunch of rubbish & sore losers who can't even take a joke or at least see one.....................
Swona Champ!
posted: 12:57 pm
Fifa rankings:

1. Spain (1).

2. Netherlands (2).

3. Brazil (4).

4. Germany (3).

5. Argentina (5).

6. England (6).

7. Uruguay (7).

8. Portugal (8).

9. Croatia (11).

10. Russia (25)

11. Egypt (9).

12. Greece (12).

13. Norway (14).

14. Chile (10).

15. Slovenia (19).

16. Italy (13).

17. Ghana (20).

18. France (27).

19. Ivory Coast (23).

20. Slovakia (16).

33. Algeria

34. Nigeria

37. Burkina Faso

38. Cameroon

39. Gabon

45. Tunisia

47. Guinea

52. South Africa
Bafana has moved places in FIFA ranking, can you report it, or you out of the office looking for VV, for he is all news to you!
AON
posted: 01:05 pm
Mesh -K 4 L You are beyond repair!! Your stupidity and lack of basic understanding of a written article leaves a lot to be desired. Try as hard as you might, you will always remain light years behind me kid!!! Enjoy your pathetic little useless life!!!!!!!!!!!!
goshaba!
posted: 01:27 pm
1. what this means is that both players accepted the bribe to loose the match, one finished the game to show that he didnt think it was wrong, one didnt finish the game but he was still wrong coz i dont think he returned the bribe. so, no matter the excuses, what the players and part of Zifa members did is wrong and should not be tolerated.
2. if u r president of a club and you know that your playas MIGHT accept bribes to throw a game, what do you do?
3. were the players forced to take the bribe? if yes, at least that can work as a mitigating factor in accepting their apologies and in believing that they will never repeat it.
4. lastly, are they telling of the fixed games because they wanted to or because they are forced to or because they want some liniency?
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