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Chiyangwa Says He Will Assist ZIFA Engage FIFA Over Ban

Chiyangwa Says He Will Assist ZIFA Engage FIFA Over Ban

Former Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) president Philip Chiyangwa says he can help Zimbabwe to have the FIFA ban lifted and be re-admitted into international football tournaments.

The ZANU PF politician claims to be a close friend of FIFA boss Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino.

Chiyangwa is also a former Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) boss.

Addressing a press conference in Harare on Thursday, Chiyangwa said he was impressed by the efforts of the acting ZIFA president, Gift Banda. He said:

As you know, my last office was COSAFA in South Africa; it’s a regional body as you know.

A few weeks ago, I stepped down, this is due to many other commitments I have here.

But I can say his (Banda) foresight is good together with board members Farai Jere here and Alois Masepe.

Turning to the issue of the ban, that’s what I want to work with them (ZIFA) and Government, and ensure that the ban is lifted and football is played and we are all enjoying it.

Zimbabwe is currently under suspension from FIFA after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) suspended the Felton Kamambo-led ZIFA board in November 2021.

FIFA said the suspension of Kamambo and other ZIFA board members amounted to Government interference, which is in violation of the world football governing body’s statutes.

In April, the ZIFA Assembly held an extraordinary general meeting and fired Kamambo, Philemon Machana and Brighton Malandule.

Since then, ZIFA has been frantically trying to have the FIFA suspension lifted.

More: The Sunday Mail

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13 Comments

??? 1 month ago

Nonsense, hukama nehushamwari hazvishande pabasa, rules and regulations shld always be followed. Just do the right thing.


anonymous 1 month ago

Chiangwa adzoka pachigaro kkkkkk.
As i always say these Zanu pf politicians are killing our football. Chiangwa akadyiwa and he is the one who influenced all this mess just to get rid of his rival Felton Kamambo. So varikufunga kuti Fifa ndeya blaz vavo


x 1 month ago

kamambo has been a disaster as zifa chairman , removing chiyangwa from the post was a big mistake


Ed 1 month ago

But chirungu chacho haagone


??? 1 month ago

We don't want politics kubhora, Chiyangwa ngaamboite zvemusangano wake ukoo!


ZiFIFA 1 month ago

Do you think FIFA is an affiliate of @ZPFofficial. Some institutions are incorruptible


Billboard Of Public Opinions 1 month ago

Was the ban out of mere hatred or due to political interference? Chiyangwa is out of his mind.


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🌶️🌶️🌶️ 1 month ago

Chiyangwa's statement really shows that we are far far away from the lifting of the Fifa ban.


Duduzani 1 month ago

Shut your mouth up Phidza, you bribed all the way to get that post and what did you do??? You and Passion Java must join Energy Mutodi and produce Ndombolo music i guess you're best dancers.


Fari 1 month ago

Akamboiteiko iye Kamambo wacho chisvinu chatikaona. Ini my question is sei vanhu vebhora chaivo vasiri kupinda pachigaro ichi. Someone ane bhora at heart not vamwe vese ava. The likes of ana Peter, Agent Sawu, Harlington Shereni etc. If they are not into coaching then they should contest for those positions, Zifa yotungamirwa nevanhu vebhora chaivo


Anonymous 1 month ago

Mwaruwaru was disqualified, you wont be allowed to contest ku zifa kana usina history yebhora so vese vezifa ndevebhora

Jonah chibadura 1 month ago

we dnt need former footballers we need leaders. If playeffootball hazvirei wakutogona administration

OG 1 month ago

Kkkk wamunzwa here Fidza hanzi Vincenzo ishamwary hangu kkkk



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