FIFA Bans Zimbabwean Football Agent For Life, For Match-fixing

A Zimbabwean football agent, Kudzanai Shaba has been handed a life ban from any kind of football-related activity at both national and international level by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).

Shaba was found guilty of match-fixing. He is among 6 other football agents who have received life bans.

FIFA announced on Wednesday that Shaba was part of a cabal who worked with Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted Singaporean match-fixer, to fix matches for betting purposes.

In 2012 Shaba was slapped with a life ban after ZIFA found him guilty of taking part in the infamous Asiagate Scandal.

He was, however, pardoned by a new ZIFA administration appointed in 2016.

Shaba was again implicated in 2016 for attempting to fix the Warriors’ 2017 Afcon qualifier against Swaziland.

Below is the list of people banned for life by FIFA:

Karlon Murray, Trinidad and Tobago
Keyeno Thomas, Trinidad and Tobago
Hellings Mwakasungula, Malawi
Ibrahim Kargbo, Sierra Leone
Kudzanai Shaba, Zimbabwe
Séïdath Tchomogo, Benin
Leonel Duarte, Cuba

Asiagate

Asiagate is the name of the match fixing scandal where the Zimbabwe National Team made unsanctioned trips to Thailand and Malaysia in December 2009. Then ZIFA CEO, Henrietta Rushwaya was accused of organising the trips and being the “core central point” in the scam which... Read More About Asiagate

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