Former Zambian player, Nchimunya Mweetwa says educating athletes is fundamental to curbing the scourge of unethical practices such as match fixing and corruption by administrators.

Zimbabwe experienced its darkest period on the football front following the emergence of what came to be known as the Asiagate scandal.

A few years after bans and suspensions were handed out to players, officials and journalists, an ex-match fixer, Mweetwa said it is critical to educate athletes given the temptations often created by difficult economic conditions.

Mweetwa was convicted of match fixing in Iceleand and handed a three-year ban by FIFA.

The Zambian has however turned a new leaf and is heavily involved in the fight against unethical conduct in sport.

Mweetwa was among facilitators at an ethics in sport workshop in Harare which saw participants drawn from different sporting disciplines gaining an appreciation of various issues surrounding unethical conduct.

Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in Zimbabwean sport, with corruption and integrity being threats to clean sport.

Doping emerged as another critical area given the number of Zimbabwean athletes that have failed drug tests in the recent past.