fifas chris eaton.jpgFIFA Head of Security, Chris Eaton, who is in the country, has challenged governments to play a major role in ensuring match fixing is eliminated from world football.

Speaking shortly after touching down at the Harare International Airport on Saturday afternoon, Eaton said it is said that cases of match fixing are on the increase globally, adding that governments across the globe can play a big part in making sure match fixing elements are removed from football.

Eaton, who is a 3 day visit, is expected to assess the report compiled by ZIFA’s investigating committee which will be compared with FIFA’s own global investigations.

Match fixing has proven to be a major cause for concern in world football and FIFA is currently engaged in investigations in 25 countries.

The phenomenon that was relatively unknown in Zimbabwe recently rocked the country after the unearthing of an Asiagate scandal where Zimbabwe is believed to have taken part in match fixing activities in trips to the Far East.