Nip new wave of match-fix­ing in the bud

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — The con­tin­ued hov­er­ing of traits of match-fix­ing over Zim­babwe foot­ball of late is cause for con­cern, with the lat­est one be­ing that of Bu­l­awayo City Foot­ball Club’s tech­ni­cal team.

Let me first com­mend the own­ers of the team for the pro­fes­sional, prompt and zero tol­er­ance stance to­wards match-fix­ing al­le­ga­tions. We know a sus­pect is con­sid­ered in­no­cent un­til proven guilty by a com­pe­tent court of law but why al­ways Zim­babwe foot­ball madoda?

On a broader and wider spec­trum, do those in­volved con­sider the reper­cus­sions? Do those in­volved con­sider the neg­a­tive im­pact the coun­try suf­fers? This is the rea­son why we cry foul that our ref­er­ees are be­ing shunned on the con­ti­nen­tal and world stage.

Food for thought! Match-fix­ing and cor­rup­tion are from the same sta­ble.

We know the scourge is can­cer­ous, there­fore it calls for stiffer penal­ties in or­der to de­ter would-be of­fend­ers.

Once more, thank you Bu­l­awayo City’s badala for the stance taken so far. I hope oth­ers learn from you. Twalumba, taboka, siyabonga, zikomo, tatenda, show the way Bu­l­awayo City. TM, Hwange

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