The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) says there is no going back on their decision to suspend the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) Board, contrary to some unverified reports.
The SRC suspended the Felton Kamambo-led ZIFA Board on Tuesday citing gross incompetence and corruption.
In a statement on Wednesday evening, the SRC said they are determined to clean the rot in local football and will not reverse the move to suspend the ZIFA board. SRC said:
SRC notes the misinformation circulating concerning a possible reversible of the ZIFA Board suspension, this is not factual.
SRC is resolute in implementing its mandate to address areas that have crippled football development in Zimbabwe.
Football fans are worried that the latest dissolution of the board could invite FIFA’s sanctions which may result in the Warriors losing their right to participate at the belated 2021 AFCON finals in Cameroon this January.
Meanwhile, in their statement yesterday, the SRC said they were forced to act after several complaints of violations of the constitution and other controversies. It read in part:
The SRC is also in receipt of a report of alleged sexual harassment of female referees by key technical staff within ZIFA.
Despite several requests for the matter to be decisively dealt with, ZIFA did not give the matter adequate attention in view of its gravity.
Whereas the nation has made significant strides in empowering the girl child to be an active participant in sports, incidences of sexual harassment should be conclusively dealt with to enable a conducive environment for participation by all.