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Zimbabwean players and football officials who have been banned can lodge appeals until Friday

Posted: 28 November 2012 Time: 11:20

Zimbabwean players and football officials who have been banned from football because of their alleged roles in the Asiagate match fixing scandal have been given until Friday to lodge their appeals within the Zifa structures.

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Black Leopards technical advisor Sunday Chidzambga, Mamelodi Sundowns defender Method Mwanjali and Bidvest Wits defender Thomas Sweswe are among 13 players and officials that were handed life bans by Zifa for reportedly accepting money to influence the outcome of matches involving the Zimbabwe national team between 2006 and 2009.

The three are all appealing the heavy sentence.

After holding a meeting over the weekend, Zifa have announced November 30 as the deadline for those implicated in the scandal to lodge appeals.

"…We are currently serving the individuals with their letters and all appeals have to be noted by no later than November 30, 2012 to enable the appeal committee to start preparing for the hearings and release of the documents required by the appellants.

"We are now approaching the festive season and we want these appeals to be done before year end," Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze says.

World football governing body Fifa – who have been closely monitoring the match fixing scandal – says local channels should be exhausted first before any appeal can be made to them.

Fifa is still probing the process Zifa followed to impose bans before deciding whether or not to extend the sanctions worldwide.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:34 am
Heh Heh to me they are already a joke , Pirate spent 34 years without winning trophy. IF YOU DONT BELIVE ME HERE IS THE PROOF

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Nickname: The Buccaneers
Formed: 1937
Major honours: League titles: 9 (1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2012); Top Eight Cup titles: 9 (1972, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2010, 2011); League Cup titles: 1 (2011); National Cup titles: 7 (1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2011); Other cup titles: 6 (1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1992); 1995 African Champions Cup; 1996 African Super Cup.
All-time PSL record: (Not including 2012/13 season results)

34 YEARS(1937-1971) WITHOUT A TROPHY, Agg pirates is a real joke more than i thought lol lol lol shapa khosi shapaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
posted: 12:01 pm
Hey wena Sdoko - please be relevent. What has this got to do with Pirates? And how many Championships does Khune, Shaba, Zvasiya, Ngcobo have?
posted: 12:43 pm
How do you lodge an appeal while you dont even know exactly what youve been found guilty of? I dont even remember any report about these peaople being called to present their sides of the story. Just guilty as charged. Shameful Zim. mmxx
posted: 03:17 pm

They are guilty of match fixing boss... Whoever appeals is denying the charge, so proof will be unveiled to the person.
posted: 02:07 pm
Tribute,bravo,nuff respect to Sunday Marimo Chidzambwa,Zim `s most successful coach1.I really sympathise with Sunday `s Asiagate predicament,i sincerely hope that he is going to be cleared by the Appeals Committee!.To millions of Zimbabweans Sunday is a hero he took Zimbabwe to her maiden Africa Cup of Nations in 2004.Sunday Mhofu yeMukono won 8 League Championships with Dynamos fc .Sunday took Dynamos fc to the 1998 Africa Champions League Final against ASEC where they narrowly lost 4-2 ..I still feel Sunday Marimo should have been named the 1983 Soccer Star of the year instead of Ephert Lungu but thanks to the blundering so -called Panel of Experts who saw otherwise.He also took Black Leopards to the finals of the biggest knockout Cup Tournament in South Africa!
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posted: 11:44 am
Stancovic, if you dont know, better ask or rather be silent. Sunday was called to answer the charges against match fixing and he snubbed the investigators together with Method Mwanjali. What is yet to be revealed is the full Asiagate report. Its true that Sunday is the most successful soccer coach from Zimbabwe but that does not give him the permision to fix matches. Let the clean up exercise be carried out. We might differ with ZIFAb on the type of punishment but the idea was noble.
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