Asiagate investigations almost complete

The local football governing body says the Ethics Committee put in place to bring the Asiagate scam to a finality has already began investigations and is expected to bring the matter to an end before the beginning of the 2012 soccer season.

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Speaking to our reporter in a telephone interview, ZIFA Vice-President, Mr Ndumiso Gumede said the ad-hoc committee headed by retired Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ahmed Ebrahim is expected to bring finality on the Asiagate match-fixing scam before the 2012 season begins.

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Allegations are that officials, players and some journalists were paid in an intricate betting syndicate which saw Zimbabwe lose heavily to such countries as Syria, Malaysia and Vietnam.