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FIFA Ban Will Negatively Affect Players' Careers - MPs

FIFA Ban Will Negatively Affect Players' Careers - MPs

Members of Parliament have urged the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) to reinstate the suspended ZIFA board for the sake of footballers’ careers.

FIFA suspended Zimbabwe from international football after the SRC had dissolved the Felton Kamambo-led ZIFA board on 16 November 2021 on allegations of misuse of public funds, sexual harassment of female referees and incompetence among other issues.

The SRC has since appointed a restructuring committee that will run football matters in the country until fresh ZIFA elections are held.

The SRC board appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for Sport on Thursday where legislators asked why the SRC could not wait for ZIFA board members to be voted out in elections set for December.

SRC chairperson Gerald Mlotshwa explained to the MPs why the ZIFA board was suspended and also outlined the way forward. On the issue of sexual allegations against members of the ZIFA Board, Mlotshwa said:

Initially, we had three complaints of sexual harassment but investigations revealed that sexual harassment was insidious. There was sex for games. Sleep with me and I will give you a game.

The MPs generally seemed to appreciate the issues that were raised by the SRC that led to the suspension of the ZIFA board, but said the country will suffer as a result of the ban.

Former ZIFA boss, Omega Sibanda complained that the FIFA ban closes opportunities for Zimbabwean players. He said:

For the period that this process is going to be taking place, our players will not be able to move internationally. They cannot transfer from one country to another.

Tino Kadewere, who was supposed to move, will not be able to do that for as long as the ban is in effect.

Our players will suffer, let’s look at the welfare and careers of the players.

Mlotshwa insisted that the suspension of the ZIFA board and the SRC’s refusal to give in to FIFA’s demands to reinstate the board was for the good of local football. He said:

Let’s not focus on what FIFA will say. What we are trying to do is for the future of football in this country. We cannot continue postponing the process.

More: NewsDay

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25 Comments

Tkt 5 months ago

I've noted with grave concern that some people on this platform have chosen to peddle false lies that myself as the real Tkt is dead, may i say those are outright lies being peddled by pro-yellow losers. All this in a bid to try and silence me on this platform

may i reiterate i, Tkt am alive though i almost lost my life a few days ealier. soe of you might not have seen the post in which i was replying to my blood brother @Vax uya akambo tukwa naFAKE Tkt paya when i warned the fake that nevertheless will i respond my brother in that manner

Below is the post i responded to my brother Under HEADING : UK Parliament Demand Action On Chiwenga's "Violent Incitement" 10 March 2022

Tkt 1 day, 3 hours ago
@Vax murisei mkoma nhasi ndapotsa ndafira mumaCURVE ekudzika border into Mozambique, mmm ndachengetwa nrnyasha wena parisei paBluz pedu apo, muudze Tinashe i know ari kuzvinzwira futi kuti ndazvi wisa pafirst trip sekutaura kwandaka ita ndichibvako, kkkkk

on the issue yamataura mkoma, ko sei UK Parliament isina kuita that DEMAND mkomana wechidiki paari kugara achingo promoser maFIRE WORKS, ngava savawo BIASED towards one individual wena

farisai Gulez vangi nevana vangu avo

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Vax 1 day, 4 hours ago
TKT uri sei my young brother,hona vakuru vako vakaita zvekutamba vanodzoserwa pasanction fut uvadzidzise kutaura zvinovaka.wakafamba boe hr?


Chief 5 months ago

Nxt time you die in Moza...you were very very lucky...your death would be an advantage to the Citizens..die in numbers...Vybz ,Gaffer, Shadows will join you soon in hell

Elyse 5 months ago

Usadaro Kyiv...buh this time you read😄

Kyiv 5 months ago

We don't care we always skip your shenanigans

Vybz Kartel 5 months ago

Bhora racho ragara harina kana basa


Vybz Kartel 5 months ago

Bhora racho ragara harina kana basa


Kyiv 5 months ago

Unopenga iwe bharanzi

inini 5 months ago

uri figa

doug 5 months ago

The nation is stopped from enjoying life to the full when you have untouchable people in control. We need leaders who are touchable and can take criticism, like Kamambo.


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Mafyt 5 months ago

@Elyse ... Agara achingo verenga uyo


Chief 5 months ago

Unjani mfanami..akungiphe i#zakho zeecocash ngikuthumele imali yokuthenga ama underwear...ngeke ugqoke 3yrs iunder Mina ngikhona

Kyiv 5 months ago

Usapindire nyaya isiriyako iwe dunderhead...

Bright 5 months ago

Makushama shama izvezvi ka painetsana src ne zifa makadii kugadzira a ipapo


Mafyt 5 months ago

I wish SRC irambe yakadzvanya ipapo kana zvada kunetsa vakomana variko vanoziva zvekuita kukamambo netumwe twako, zvovharana izvo toisa vamwe toto mhanya kuFIFA uko,

Viva SRC Viva
pasi nekamambo


Mafyt 5 months ago

@Chief... I'm a die hard mina sellout, how are you wherever you are, me am fine, ngipha ezakho topi ngoba angila ecocash mina, kkkk Chief isu hatifi zvekumhanya the silence yatiri, kuku onesai iyi, myself, Vybz, Gaffer, Shadows its bcoz we are pre-occupied with the preparations for the forth coming By-Elections to MAKSE-SURE ZANU-PF prevails, hatina nguva yekugwa nezvikiti at this critical momen

@Kyiv... i replied you ngoba i'm the Tkt you all celebrated his death, saka ndorema akomana kudengendesa platform yese so

badzi hazvo hapana chitsva apa, the same imposter riding on my IDENTITY ndiye futi aka spreader gospel rekuti COMRADE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA had died a few weeks ago


Gumunyu 5 months ago

Bush Lawyer aripamaone,basa rogona kutomuperera nekuda opposition...dai akasiyana nezvaChamisa,adzokere pabasa, advise him so..for the livelihood of his large family

Anonymous 5 months ago

Politics is killing our football
Phidza aifunga kuti haadyiwe na Kamambo so team yeku SRC iri backed up na Phidza and Zanu pf then team yeku ZIFA ndaya kamambo ku fixana chete kuri kuitwa apa, Zanu haibvume kudyiwa honai Zifa yaparara


ziSuper reBlue 5 months ago

Reinstate kamambo, after ban is lifted arrest and sentence him 3½ mutirongo...Win/win


𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙯𝙖 5 months ago

𝙄𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝘾𝙍𝙎...𝙬𝙝𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙆𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙢𝙗𝙤 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨. 𝙈𝙡𝙤𝙩𝙨𝙝𝙬𝙖 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙗𝙖𝙡𝙡...𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙡𝙚𝙩 𝙆𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙣 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙮.


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 5 months ago

That's why am behind Putin coz these Westerns think they GODs on earth nxxxh satans...


Dzvamu 5 months ago

Toothless bulldog zim parly. In other countries a parly is well respected not here.# SRC must be disbanded. killing football like Zifa


Anonymous 5 months ago

ZIFA yacho zvese ne Src zvakadhakwa


rova mbira 5 months ago

pamberi ne src, rovai basa donzai nyaya these people need to eat cabbage without fishoil vamborara.mutsikidzi ne lice


rova mbira 5 months ago

pamberi ne src, rovai basa donzai nyaya these people need to eat cabbage without fishoil vamborara.mutsikidzi ne lice


rova mbira 5 months ago

pamberi ne src, rovai basa donzai nyaya these people need to eat cabbage without fishoil vamborara.mutsikidzi ne lice



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