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Asiagate haunts Justice Majabvi Polish deal

This has prompted the 27-year-old player to dump Cracovia and is now reportedly trialing at South Africa’s Bloemfontein Celtic this week.

Majabvi had been club-hunting in Poland after his contract with Austrian Bundesliga side Lask Linz was not renewed this season having joined them in 2009.


Majabvi has been trialing with a Cracovia  side based in Krakow, Poland, who had expressed interest in signing him but before he could put pen to paper, the Polish media started running stories on his involvement in the Asiagate scandal. Cracovia is the oldest side in the Polish premiership — the Elekstraklasa having being founded in 1906.

In the first sign of the Asiagate coming back to haunt the players alleged to have played in the tainted games, the Polish media has been questioning the logic behind the signing of Majabvi.

According to the Gazeta Wyborcza, the Krakow clubs’ next target Majabvi “is involved in a match-fixing scandal in his homeland and could be banned”.  Majabvi had attracted the interest of two clubs in Poland — Lechia Gdnsk and Cracovia — but the deals reportedly fell through, probably because of the media campaign.

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