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Former CAPS United Winger Calls For Peaceful Protests Over Football "Rot"

Former CAPS United Winger Calls For Peaceful Protests Over Football

Former Highlanders and CAPS United forward Gabriel Nyoni said football stakeholders in Zimbabwe should peacefully against the manner in which football is being run in the country,

Nyoni (29), who recently retired from playing football due to a serious foot injury, said a peaceful demonstration will show authorities that people are fed up with poor football governance. Said Nyoni:

A peaceful demonstration against poor football governance, boycott football matches as a sign to show we want a better football environment for our country.

We will keep quiet until when. We need a leader amongst the people that desires a better football industry for our country.

Zimbabwe is currently on a FIFA suspension over alleged “third party interference” after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC)’s suspended the ZIFA board for unproven allegations.

As a result, Zimbabwe has been barred from AFCON 2023, CHAN qualifiers, and the 2022 COSAFA Cup tournaments.

Furthermore, local clubs have been barred from participating in CAF’s inter-club competitions, as FIFA insists the sanction can only be lifted upon the unconditional reinstatement of the Felton Kamambo-led ZIFA board.

Nyoni believes the suspension is hurting the careers of young footballers who are not able to play in international competitions that give them exposure. He said:

Imagine a young footballer trains and prays hard to one day be noticed by a club outside the country for him to earn a better living. How many get to go outside the country? only 5%.

What is happening to the rest of the players? Of course, they will finish their careers with absolutely nothing.

Our nation was banned, our clubs are not included in CAF draws and the state of our football stadiums is just pathetic, to say the least, what else do we need to know, to start acting as football stakeholders?

I don’t need to wait to be one of the football leaders in our country to take action, we need to do it now as a collective.

Fans are pissed off, players are suffering and only a handful are benefiting from such a situation.

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Mutsindondi 1 month ago

Campaign Gabriel campaign, I hope they will hear man.Ndinovimba kuti iwe nemudzimai wako murimo muVoter's roll

Relax chikomana 1 month ago

yikuthi lani lidliwa kakhulu mani thus why, atleast these days we are at easy from BP attacks that you cause when losing games.

John 1 month ago

We don't need better government in zifa, we need better players and coaches. You guys have never won anything anywhere in your lives, and by the looks of things you won't either. So let's stop this narrative that young players are being deprived of opportunities. We all know they wouldn't have won even the afcon one which people are crying so much about. So the ban actually saved us from heartache, humiliation and saved our money. I think the ban should remain till these players start scoring 3+ goals per game, scoring every corner kick they take, and every free kick even. We need to take this time to develop our skills

Maparamuro 1 month ago

Better government creates a conducive enelvironment for development of quality players that can win trophies internationally. Current football governance by Zifa is focused on enriching the administrators and not develop football. We don't have even a single stadium that qualifies to host international matches, our national teams never get quality friendly matches in preparation for international matches, we can't blame the players for that but the adminstrators

😎 1 month ago

John hausi munhu webhora saka nyarara hako

nimrod 1 month ago

lts high time that those who have kicked the ball should be the administrators

Shidha for setekumbe 1 month ago

Ko isu ve cricket hatibvumirwe ko coacher soccer here

🗣️ Apolitically 1 month ago

let them be coached by Raza kkkkkkk


Majority Rule 1 month ago

Circus in the country

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