zephania-ngodzo550.jpgThe ZIFA Eastern Region Division One 2012 season is expected to roar into life this April, amid calls for teams to guard against controversies following last season’s occurrences within other regions.

The Eastern Region chairman read the riot act to teams in his region during an annual general meeting, warning them to guard against controversies related to player disputes and match-fixing which he said will not be tolerated.

The ZIFA Eastern Region welcomed back Masvingo United who were relegated from the Premier League.

Three new Rookies, namely Roots FC from Masvingo Province, Mutare City from Manicaland and Chivhu Stars from Mash East province were welcomed from Division 2 to make up the 18-team league.

Those demoted to Division Two are Murambinda and Chiredzi City.