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Reports: Method Mwanjali, Thomas Sweswe banned for life in Asiagate scandal

Posted: 19 October 2012 Time: 18:14

Reports in Zimbabwe suggest Mamelodi Sundowns defender Method Mwanjali, Bidvest Wits defender Thomas Sweswe and Black Leopards coach Sunday Chidzambwa are among the 15 players and officials handed lifetime bans by Zifa in the Asiagate scandal.

16 others have allegedly been exonerated by the Independent Ethics Committee, including Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi, who escaped a life ban after volunteering information in the investigation.

Energy Murambadoro, Lincoln Zvasiya, Kingston Nkhatha (both Kaizer Chiefs), Cuthbert Malajila (Maritzburg United) are also exonerated.

The Asiagate match fixing scandal involves players and officials of the Zimbabwe national football team who underwent tours of Asia and lost several games, leading to suspicions of match fixing.

The official list of banned and exonnerated players and officials was reportedly released by Zifa president Cuthbert Dube on Friday afternoon.

Robson Sharuko, sports editor of leading Zimbabwe newspaper The Herald, and Hope Chizuzu, a former journalist with The Sunday Mail, a sister paper of The Herald, are both banned as well. They are alleged to have played a part in linking the Zimbabwean officials to the Asiagate match fixers.

The banned players and executives are: Former Zifa chiefs executive Henrietta Rushwaya, Jonathan Musavengana, Kudzai Shabba, Sunday Chidzambwa, Thompson Matenda, Godfrey Japajapa, Rodwell Dhlakama, Emmanuel Nyahuma, Robson Sharuko, Edmore Sibanda, Danisa Phiri, Thomas Sweswe, Guthrie Zhokinyi, Method Mwanjali, Hope Chizuzu

Exonerated players and officials: Gilbert Banda, Justice Majabvi, Richard Mteki, Energy Murambadoro, Costa Nhamoinesu, Kingston Nkhatha, Washington Pakamisa, Edward Sadomba, David Kutyauripo, Lincoln Zvasiya, Cuthbert Malajila, Willard Manyatera, Brighton Tuwaya, Edward Chagonda, Cyril Mukweva, Solomon Makuvaro

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:34 pm
This is Crazy, Thomas Sweswe yoh
posted: 06:40 pm
On behalf of Fumabazhe The Rocks Football Club I would like to say dudu to his family and RIP big qhawe lethu

posted: 06:51 pm
So does this mean all these players and officials wont play soccer ever again in their respective teams or its just a ban for playing in Zim national team?
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 06:53 pm
Good question
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 06:58 pm
He he he all the Zebra players are safe! Brown envelop at it's best.
posted: 07:23 pm
So much corruption in top flight football that it's almost hypocritical to ban these players. Look at the Chiefs stadium deal and the Rbillions poured into Chiefs and Pirates by vodacom - actualy disgusting the lows to which football has stooped. It is not a competition anymore - just big, big, big business!!! I support Torquay United in the UK now - the lower league clubs still COMPETE with one another.
Dede wa lesandawana
posted: 08:55 pm
ZIFA report to CAF and follow its regulations ,the same thing applies with SAFA and FIFA.
they are not suppose to play soccer any more in their life time...... unless if SAFA/PSL they are not aware/read the regulations again.
posted: 09:47 pm
I wish South Africa does things like Zimbabwe if you are not Zanu PF you are treated bad and do not feel at home,we will be talking another story by now about operation dribble report may be one of the big team official (Chairman) could be serving his jail-time by now.Ask why Ace Ngcobo left PSL
posted: 10:22 pm
Some PSL and SAFA big bosses should also be investigated soon
posted: 01:09 am
Ip was a last game 4 Sweswe.
posted: 12:04 am
The below quote really suggests that Nyasha Mushekwi is a snitch.
We need more clarity here,what kind of information did he volunteer.
Did Mushekwi sellout his own countrymen or did he give names of the people
That were offering money to have games fixed?

'6 others have allegedly been exonerated by the Independent Ethics Committee, including Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi, who escaped a life ban after volunteering information in the investigation.'

Swona Champ!
posted: 02:45 pm
Sanday was asked by Robert if the ban is on after last night's game, he answered he will respond when he is in Zim, guess this only applies in Zim!
posted: 04:18 pm
why dont the zifa board just govern the country sesing they are so strict and uncompromising on dishonesty??
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