City’s Mujokoro awaits official communication on suspension
BULAWAYO province is still waiting for official communication from Zifa regarding the suspension of Bulawayo City assistant coach Farai Mujokoro over unproven allegations of match fixing.
Mujokoro is an assistant coach to Melusi Sibanda in the provincial team for the upcoming Zimbabwe National Youth Games which will be held in Chinhoyi from August 13.
The former AmaZulu and Highlanders player was on Thursday suspended by the City leadership together with his boss Philani Ncube for allegedly bribing struggling and relegation haunted Border Strikers goalkeeper Talent Sande ahead of their mid week clash on Wednesday which the Bulawayo side won 1-0.
Also suspended is the duo of goalkeepers’ coach Reginald Buhali, believed to be the mastermind behind the whole scam, and kit manager Gift Mvala.
Buhali is not new to controversy as he has previously been suspended over similar allegations when he was still a referee in a scandal that became known as Centralgate.
“We will wait for due process to take place,” said the Sports and Recreation Commission coordinator for Bulawayo Simba Dzvimbu.
He said they will wait for official communication from Zifa before coming up with their own resolution on the fate of Mujokoro.
“At the moment his issue is still at club level and until such a time that we have official communication from Zifa, who gave us him, we will not rush into decisions although of course we don’t and will never harbour match fixers,” said Dzvimbu.
Meanwhile, Bulawayo province have deferred their camping date from August 8 to the following day.
The province is also busy with their fundraising activities and will today have a football tournament featuring Bulawayo Christian League teams.
“We have 10 teams that have confirmed their participation from the Christian League and we are very grateful. This is part of our fundraising activities,” said Dzvimbu.
He said the tournament will be held at the Nketa 9 Grounds.
Bulawayo is one of the three provinces that have paid part of their affiliation fees to the local organising committee.