Edzai Kasinauyo pleads his innocence


The former Moroka Swallows and Ajax Cape Town midfielder has been suspended on allegations of trying to fix the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Warriors and Swaziland.

A statement read: “The Zimbabwe Football Association executive committee would like to inform the football fraternity, and the nation at large, that following its meeting held in Harare today [Tuesday], it has provisionally suspended executive committee member, Edzai Kasinauyo.

“The suspension has been occasioned by allegations of match-fixing ahead of the 2017 Orange Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match between Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Kasinauyo has been fingered in the match-fixing scam and investigations are going on.”

However, Kasinauyo insists he knows nothing of it. “I am just as shocked as everyone else as to where this is coming from,” he is quoted in NewsDay.

“I have not made any contact with anyone in Asia about the match and, to make matters worse, I have learnt of these allegations from people that have read the statement.

“I was not told about [Tuesday’s] meeting and I was not informed about the allegations. I am trying to contact other board members to find out what’s going on.” 

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