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Responses To FIFA's Suspensions Of Zimbabwe From International Football

Responses To FIFA's Suspensions Of Zimbabwe From International Football

The news that FIFA suspended Zimbabwe from international football has attracted varying responses from Zimbabweans and football lovers.

FIFA wrote to the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) on 24 February 2022 notifying the association that it had been suspended with immediate effect, until further notice, for government interference in the sport. This was after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) had suspended the ZIFA board led by Felton Kamambo.

In a letter published earlier by Pindula News, FIFA said ZIFA representatives and club teams are no longer entitled to take part in international competitions until the suspension is lifted.

In response to the suspension, Fadzayi Mahere, the national spokesperson of the newly-formed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) had no kind words for the government and particularly Kirsty Coventry, the Minister of Youth, Sports, and Recreation. She said in a series of Twitter posts:

Dear @KirstyCoventry,

1. What’s your comment on this?

2. Why is our sport always in a state of chaos and disorder?

3. What steps are you taking to get the suspension lifted?

4. Do you have a Sports Policy at all or is the regime just winging it? We need new leaders.

Soccer – suspended.

Cricket – corruption.

Stadia – banned.

Hockey turf – dilapidated.

Swimming – no Olympic pools.

Chess – underfunded.

Olympics – zero medals.

Schools sport – falling apart.

Grassroots development – none.

We need new leaders.

Rufaro Stadium. This is what happens when a nation is running on autopilot. Zero leadership. We need new leaders.

Mahere appealed to her followers to list the achievements made by the Ministry of Sport since 2018 if there are any.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, “They know what needs to be done for them to be re-admitted or for the suspension to be lifted.”

Some said the problems manifesting in Zimbabwean football are a reflection of a deep-rooted governance crisis in the country and if it was possible, the country would need a 10-year sabbatical from all forms of sports until all biting issues have been addressed.

Others believe ten years are not enough.

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25 Comments

Zvazvanga zvingori 2 months ago

Nhingi nanhingi kubatsirana kunatsoiponda.Kuuraya matarenda evamwe makaoma henyu shuwa.FIFA is very different from CAF inotambira zvese zvese.Mabucket seats achapera riini kuiswa muNSS.The writing was on the wall.Luckily chabvondoka before nyaya yaLogarusic uyo arikuda Mari yake


Zvazvanga zvingori 2 months ago

Nhingi nanhingi kubatsirana kunatsoiponda.Kuuraya matarenda evamwe makaoma henyu shuwa.FIFA is very different from CAF inotambira zvese zvese.Mabucket seats achapera riini kuiswa muNSS.The writing was on the war.Luckily chabvondoka before nyaya yaLogarusic uyo arikuda Mari yake


Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Vagona sterek now hatichaita stress nenyaya yebhora remuno kwngosara stress ye ccc


Hello 2 months ago

Looks like the Golden girl is no more, for associating with ED


2 months ago


Peace 2 months ago

Mkwasha waEd arkuitei muSRC Zifa yagara yakadhakwa kubva Kare imhosva yeZanu there are everywhere mkwasha waMugabe anga aku Air Zim zvakadhakwa Mbavha huru iZanu pf hakuna mamwe mabasa ekuti Hama dzavo dzipinde as long Zanu pf iripo hakuna chinobudirira


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Shampoo 2 months ago

Ndakagara ndazviona kuti Kamambo uyu achaparadzisa bhora mu Zimbabwe. Akabvepiko??? He will be in history books kuti bhora rakabhanwa muZimbabwe ari pachimuti. Now no football munyika because of him. Haana kumbobvira ari tamba bhora racho.


Mdara Odza 2 months ago

You should be blaming Mlotswa and his SRC lot, they are the ones who violated FIFA statutes by interfering in ZIFA affairs

🙄 2 months ago

Ah ah ah Kamambo has a bull's balls.


tk 2 months ago

Just imagine someone forced to mark exams under gun fire ,what do you think is Gina be the results. Kamambo was not wrong there was those corrupt politician who who wanted to take over after having seen that zim have qualified for afcon.there for they cook a stories.


Incapacitation 2 months ago

so FIFA were waiting for the outcome of the mighty worriors


HOME SEEKER 2 months ago

No more football in Zimbabwe for now, maybe forever ! Good news to Chitungwiza land barons as they will soon be making money through allocating residential stands at the football grounds. Money Money Money for land barons !!!


🔥 2 months ago

FIFA BANNING ZIFA WHY DID IT TAKE THEM SO LONG TO MAKE THAT DECISION? THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE SO PAMA AFCON PAYE


MR NICE 2 months ago

There is a hidden politics

Incapacitation 2 months ago

the problem is Kamambo because he failed to step down right zvakanaka manje tavakuda operation restore legacy


FULLY CAPACITATED 2 months ago

@Incapacitation, Kamambo is not a mad man. Why step down ipo pahuchi ipapo ?Iwe ungazviite here ?

KODZONGA WA MWAKO 2 months ago

No more football in Zimbabwe hey. What a miracle
Aren't they also going to ban Zimbabwean footballers playing abroad
WE WILL CALL RUSSIA TO DEAL WITH FIFA FOR THOSE HIDDEN SANCTIONS

FIFA HAS SANCTIONED WITH NO ESTIMATED TIME TO FREE US.
THAT'S REDICULOUS.
GOD WILL BE IN IT


J 2 months ago

This is just a suggestion to the whole pindula community.if you feel the comment section is not for you. please know that there's an app you can use to access this site which doesn't have the comment section


Kkkk 2 months ago

There is a good commenting column that even don't ask the phone numbers

MR NICE 2 months ago

Zimbabwe sports banned and the minister of sports and what so ever must be fired.
Where was she when all these problems rose.
She doesn't know her job.
Only a squander of our sports cash for nothing
SHE MUST BE OUT THE MINISTRY BEFORE I OPEN MY EYES


Bright 2 months ago

Haaa imi ibasa re srs iri raita kti vapiwe barn iyi iwe Zim sport yakasofa kare ana Coventry nana mapeza vakungosvibisirwa ma cv avo ne government Ava

Bright 2 months ago

Zvadhakwa saka kunana platnum uko Coventry ndiye aita sei hanty ma stadium Ari under lockal government her plus haana nguva apinda ka uyu don't blam her blame government plus 10 dzishoma dai Mai 30 yrs bcz bhora remuno rinopa bp knyanya ma worry us ayo umm better ma might


Bright 2 months ago

*Maisa*

lamar 2 months ago

the problem is with our government trying to control everything. they are destroying everything, education, hhealth..they know that Zimbabweans are intelligent n now they are destroying zvinhu zvakkatikoshera



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