Attorneys: Match-fixing evidence flimsy

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Lawyers for the former chief executive of Zimbabwe's football association say corruption and match-fixing charges against her rely on "improper and premature" investigations.

Attorney Jonathan Samkange says flimsy evidence against Henrietta Rushwaya lacks proof to secure a conviction.

Rushwaya, free on bail, had her passport returned on the orders of a court Monday. She said she plans to travel to South Africa and Dubai on business.

She will reappear in court on bribery, corruption and fraud charges on March 9.

Rushwaya allegedly received $1 million from Asian betting syndicates to help fix matches during Asian tours between 2007 and 2009. More than 80 players have been suspended during the corruption investigations.