City’s Mu­jokoro awaits of­fi­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tion on sus­pen­sion

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

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.

Farai Mu­jokoro

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