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Bulawayo City officials appear in court for match-fixing

by Staff reporter
06 Aug 2016 at 11:16hrs | Views

Bulawayo City assistant coach Farai Mujokoro and kit manager, Gift Mvala, appeared at the Beitbridge magistrate court yesterday following their arrest in a case of alleged match-fixing.

They are accused of trying to bribe the Border Strikers goal-minder with $300 to manipulate the last league match against Bulawayo City.

The Bulawayo club have suspended their entire technical team, including head coach Philani "Beefy" Ncube, in the wake of the scandal.

According to text trail between Mujokoro and the 'keeper, the money was to be collected by the latter's sister from Mvala who walked into a trap just before kick-off.

The two, who are being charged with bribery, will appear before the same court for trial on August 19. Mujokoro handed himself to Beitbridge police on Thursday while Mvala was arrested on Wednesday.

Bulawayo City's vice chairman, Zenzo Moyo, has called on the police to thoroughly investigate the allegations.

"As a team we don't tolerate match-fixing. Football should be the winner and the responsible authorities should conduct investigations. We are yet to get full details around the matter," he said.

Source - herald