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FULL TEXT: ZIFA Speaks On FIFA Deadline, EGM

FULL TEXT: ZIFA Speaks On FIFA Deadline, EGM

The suspended Felton Kamambo-led Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) board has confirmed that the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) did not lift the suspension by the 3 January deadline as directed by FIFA.

In a statement, the elected ZIFA executive expressed doubts over the legitimacy of the 27 ZIFA councillors who reportedly called for an Emergency General Meeting (EGM), saying any sanctions from FIFA must be blamed on SRC. Pindula News is publishing the statement by the ZIFA board below:

ZIFA SUSPENSION DEADLINE AND CALL BY SOME ZIFA CONGRESS DELEGATES FOR AN EGM.

ZIFA wishes to inform the Nation that the SRC had by end of day on 3rd of January 2022 not removed their illegal suspension as prescribed by FIFA in their letter of 21 December 2021.

Instead and interestingly, the board has seen a yet to be verified and from an unknown source, a purported request for an EGM from allegedly 27 ZIFA Congress Delegates whose agenda is to among other things prefer some charges and possibly revocation if found guilty to the ZIFA Executive Committee.

While the ZIFA Executive Committee has no qualms with any constitutionally provided for process and will easily dispense with the so-called charge sheets, it is the nature of the alleged charges most which are identical to the SRC allegations and which have to date not been substantiated and led to FIFA dismissing the SRC inspired suspension, that raises suspicion.

Equally worrying is the timing of the so-called request for an EGM, prior to threats by the SRC to suspend some ZIFA Congress Delegates through their “show cause order” the previous week and some clandestine meetings that have been taking place between the SRC and some of the Zifa Congress Delegates.

The ZIFA Executive Committee would like to assure the Nation that due process as is provided for in our statutes shall holistically be followed in following the EGM request once this has been verified as legitimate.

The board is therefore not at all worried about the request and would rather focus much on the elephant in the room which are illegal interferences from the SRC.

While the EGM request shall be addressed the board however still fears and reasonably so for an imminent ban by FIFA upon our Country due to SRC’s illegal suspension.

The current shenanigans may only add paraffin to water instead of the intended results as intended by the few who are being misled or coerced into thinking false allegations will all of a sudden turn to truth and stick.

The ZIFA Executive Committee is therefore unfazed with any sideshows whose origins are the SRC but laced as a legitimate request for EGM.

Just how the alleged Delegates expect the Board to hold the meeting when SRC insist they are suspended is a puzzle only they and SRC know and shall be effectively dealt with.

Maybe the SRC now allows us to partake in football activities as holding EGM is one such activity because it is now public knowledge the SRC publicly announced we remain frozen out the last time we tried to hold an AGM after our appeal was launched with the administrative courts.

What exactly has changed that an AGM was disallowed but the same SRC was quoted in today’s Newsday agreeing to an EGM?

To the extent Mr Mlothswa the SRC chairman was unashamedly quoted saying 23 Delegates will only know of their verdict after the EGM, itself an obvious veiled threat that you just revoke the board or face consequences.

Such mafia-style and autocratic leadership we are being accustomed SRC chairman who is now the law is nothing but coercion and naked abuse of office.

If interference was difficult to see, surely what more evidence can be required of an SRC trying so much to drive ZIFA in their own direction.

The ZIFA Executive Committee would therefore want to inform and assure the entire Nation and the World that it remains intact, unfazed and capable to deal with any interferences, threats and football administration until its term of office lapses or is revoked through lawful processes.

We do not believe the recent alleged charge sheets will pass the test when subjected to strict due process.

The Executive Committee, therefore, calls for calm and still remind all stakeholders that any sanctions from FIFA as a result of these continued interferences by the SRC must never be blamed on them but entirely on the SRC who up to date have not been able to prove any of their allegations now peddled as EGM charge sheets.

We finally urge everyone to remind the SRC that they must act before we as a Country face potentially crippling football sanctions.

The grandstanding that has so far been exhibited by the SRC do not inspire confidence and will certainly not help us all in the final analysis.

As a board, we remain very innocent of all the empty unsubstantiated allegations being levelled against us.

We reiterate that the SRC actions are clearly inviting and praying for FIFA sanctions otherwise one couldn’t remain fixated on an unsustainable decision whose final outcome is total banishment of our football.

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23 Comments

Tanaka21 7 months ago

It's better to b banned n restructure our football than kungoenda mberi kusina kana future.

Pambili le SRC


Francis Mhike Mutema 7 months ago

SRC takaenda zvedu.NgariBhanwe hazvina basa izvo.toda quality football. Zifa garai pasi.Kwete kundosvodedzera Nyika kuCameroon..Pambili loMlotswa.


Bright 7 months ago

Apa zifa mkuzora Zora src yaita sei amhusi kuziva nyaya yenyu hr dai src yangoti after afcon yaa not apa ii apaite


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 7 months ago

CAMARADA KAMAMBO IS FIGHTING A BATTLE WHICH HE LOST A LONG TIME AGO.

GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED THAT COME RAIN COME THUNDER, KAMAMBO BOARD MUST GO. THIS ZIFA SUSPENSION DRAMA HAS GONE ON FOR ALMOST TWO MONTHS. MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR SPORTS, KIRSTY COVENTRY, HAS KEPT MUM AND PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA HAS ALSO KEPT MUM.

ANY FOOL RECENTLY FROM THE MOON CAN UNBUNDLE THE PUZZLE. THESE GUYS ARE IN THE SAME BOAT WITH SRC, GOING TO INDIA. THEY HAVE DECIDED THAT CAMARADA KAMAMBO MUST GO AND KAMARADA KAMAMBO AND HIS BOARD ARE SURELY GOING.

WHY IS CAMARADA KAMAMBO CONTINUING FIGHTING A LOST BATTLE ? I HAVE ALREADY TOLD HIM THAT HE IS OPERATING IN ZIMBABWE WHERE THERE ARE LAWS. HE OPERATES UNDER FIFA REGULATIONS WHICH ARE ENFIRIOR TO ZIMBABWE LAWS. FIFA IS SMALLER THAN ZIMBABWE WHICH IS BEING REPRESENTED BY SRC.

WHETHER ZIMBABWE IS SUSPENDED OR NOT [ GO CAMARADA KAMAMBO GO ]

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


ZIFA 7 months ago

kna SRC ine sure kuti Kamambo and his team vakabva. no ZACC ne Police varikuiteyi. Why vasingasungwi ana Kamambo vacho. Politics chete dzirikuitwa apa. If zim banned for international football and all l local bassed player are banned for international transfer, mwauraya career tavana vanokwanisa havo kundotora bhora varikunze vachipihwa mari irinani pane nzungu dzavarikutambira muno

Kobus 7 months ago

Kamambo and team just shut up makazowana akakudzipai panozipa musati manyatsoba zvamaigutsikana nazvo.Kusanyara FIFA chero ikatipa ban imm mukuenda then we put our house in order then we comeback KAMAMBO go do your business zvebhora hauna kana ruzivo nazvo so pliz sto it.I Wish ZIFA BOARD COMING NEXT WILL BE OUR FORMER PLAYERS NOT BUSINESSMAN NO NO.WE NEED THE LIKES OF ALOUIS BUNJIRA PETER NDLOVU BRUCE AND MANY MORE THEY KNOW KURWADZA KWEKUMHANYA MUGROUND NOT KAMAMBO AND CREW .OKEY


Bright 7 months ago

Chokwadi ichocho kubva kuna mupandare azviiti ka kti munhu asina ktamba bhora oita manager we football anozivei apapo ktobva kuna guard chaiko chero anotsvaira mu office ngaave munhu akatamba bhora Even ma councilor acho

Adv slamey 7 months ago

Fifa is not smaller than Zifa please take note of that


Vladimir 7 months ago

Read to understand, he said SRC is representing Zimbabwe which is bigger than FIFA in this country

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Shadows 7 months ago

#pambili le SRC


Two Boy 7 months ago

SRC yakaita zvinhu zvakanaka. ZIFA yauraya bhora munyika. Hapana zviri kuzivikamwa. Worst league...nyika yese kushaya ground one riri nane... Dynamos, Caps, Highlanders chasaf

Bright 7 months ago

Imiwo imi makati muri vebhora hre or mukushuwira zvisina basa zvikuitwa ne src izvo zvino kanganisa ma team ese izvozvo kuenda ku caf champions league uko adzichatoende ka paitwa ban imi muri busy kutaura doto chairo

Tentin 7 months ago

Ibhora hwai reku gara takadyiwa nedzimwe nyika? Zifa must go. That has been overdue.


Mdara Odza 7 months ago

Zifa haisiriyo inotamba bhora kana musina vanhu vanogona bhora mongoramba muchidyiwa nyangwe mukabvisa ZIFA

Simon Khaya Moyo 7 months ago

it seem like those idiots ana kamambo are praying, kuti fifa ise ban. imbavha idzo Srsc ngairambe yakadzvanya


Mdara Odza 7 months ago

Zimbabwe football will pay dearly for this childish act by the SRC. FIFA statutes are very clear and government meddling and they don't take it lightly. Once the ban kicks in Zimbabwe will be banned from all football related activities and the ban will only be lifted when the ZIFA board has been reinstated and FIFA will imposed hefty fines on ZIFA. SRC will have no option but to lift the ban.


Doug 7 months ago

Why do we affiliate to international organizations and not listen to what they say but try to make them do what we want? Why should we exhibit our confusion internationally and fight ourselves at the international organization's doorstep? Football is a national unifier for players and spectators, why can it not be a unifier for sports administrators so that the international organizations hear from Zimbabwe? The sport with the highest number of supporters is suffering, do all those who represent sport enjoy and understand football?


BuJuH 7 months ago

ko iyo SRC yakabva nepi kare yaisavako then kuZIFA uko pliz tipeiwo maserious ndipo pamainzwa varungu vachiti mwana bhiridha ndibhiridha mwana watractor driver ndidriver todawo vakatamba nhabvu vapiwe basa coz experience vanayo not kundotora mubati wehove momuti huya uite driver wetractor namwari munonyura; BAN ahina basa iyo ndokut zvinhu zvirongeke ngavabaye vose kubva SRC yacho atihide period


Tkt 7 months ago

Ive discovered a lot of pple are very stupid, those calling for the re-instatement of zifa are very foolish, stupid and ignorant to the simple fact that its not SRC that affiliated to FIFA but ZIFA

now then Gvt must not intefere with the running of ZIFA yes but ZIFA itself as an affiliate of SRC which is Gvt controlled must stand guided by such statutes as provided for by SRC

It is ZIFA's obligation to comply with all laws as set down by both SRC & FIFA

should ZIFA chose to neglect a set of some rules and regulations it faces a punishment from the one whom they chose to disregard

In this case, SRC is punishing ZIFA for not abiding,by certain rule as laid down choosing only to stand by FIFA.

you cant let your housemaid be disregard you and choose to stand by the boyfriend simply bcoz the two vowed to stand by each other till death, HELL NO

GO KAMAMBO the girlfrien GO ENTIRE ZIFA BOARD


Tkt 7 months ago

@Gabadela 4 minutes ago
I'm not privy to the rules governing FIFA but my thinking is that they cannot afford to ban Zimbabwe from AFCON afterall this is a 2021 tournament saka how does the ban if effected in 2022 affect a 2021 tourney??? Hameno maonero anguwo

apa imagine this tourney is called AFCON2020 kkkk haaa saka ma1 wena


Nimrod mandishona 7 months ago

Hapana ban ichaitwa apa ,asi kamambo ne team yako ndimi vanhu muona moto zivai kuti src I government, kutonga kwavo mokuziva mirai muona soon after afcon


Ungwas 7 months ago

ZIFA'S SUSPENSION BY THE SRC SHOULD NOT AFFECT OUR PARTICIPATION IN A 2020 DELAYED TOURNAMENT. THE FIFA BAN SHOULD AFFECT US AFTER AFCON.


Gonzhong 7 months ago

Where can I find murivo wanhasi wemanheru, eish



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