Rushwaya arrested

HARARE,—The lawyer of a former Zimbabwean football chief executive says his client has been arrested by police and detained in custody for her alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

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Lawyer Selby Hwacha said Thursday that Henrietta Rushwaya has been charged with corruption, bribery and match-fixing.

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Rushwaya is accused of working with an Asian betting syndicate to organize several fixed invitational matches for the Zimbabwe national team in the Far East between 2007 and 2009.

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The scandal resulted in more than 80 players being suspended by the Zimbabwean FA.

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Rushwaya was fired for mismanagement and insubordination in October 2010.

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Hwacha told The Associated Press that there is “no basis for the allegations” against Rushwaya.

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