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SRC: Some Of The Money Raised Towards Warriors' Upkeep At 2019 AFCON Still In Bank

SRC: Some Of The Money Raised Towards Warriors' Upkeep At 2019 AFCON Still In Bank

The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) board chairman Gerald Mlotshwa has said some of the funds that were raised towards the Warriors’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) participation are still being held in a bank account.

Mlotshwa speaks after legislator and former Zifa vice-president Omega Sibanda claimed that the bulk of the “US$1.5 million” donated by President Emerson Mnangagwa was abused by some ministers.

Mlothswa has challenged Sibanda to provide evidence that US$1.5 million was raised for the team ahead of the tournament. He said:

I find it incredible that Sibanda could have authored the quoted letter making these allegations. I think Sibanda should firstly, confirm that he authored the letter and secondly, provide evidence to substantiate the allegation that over US$1.5 million was raised for the Warriors’ Afcon 2019 campaign.

For the record and for the avoidance of doubt, US$206 500 and $2 671 678 was raised by the Afcon 2019 Fundraising Committee. The balance of those funds remains unutilised and under the control of the SRC parent ministry.

Yet, players who were at Afcon 2019 at some point threatened to boycott matches including the opener against Egypt over delays in payment of bonuses and allowances. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) intervened and advanced Zifa some money.

In his letter to Coventry, Sibanda pointed out that Zifa only got US$53 000 from the government and they accounted for it.

ZIFA wrote a letter addressed to the then SRC director-general Prince Mupazviriho, dated August 23, 2019, explaining how they had used the US$53 000 from the government.

A source told Newsday Zimbabwe that the Fundraising Committee led by then acting Sports minister Kazembe Kazembe had nothing to do with the money insisting the US$1.5 million raised was paid to the players, with the balance having been surrendered to the SRC and the Sports ministry.

Only about US$200 000 was used.

More: NewsDay Zimbabwe

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9 Comments

Patriotic One 2 months ago

Haaa uyu anozviti Maparamuro hapana zvaataura apo. How can you say ZIFA officials should be suspended for not accounting for money that is still with the SRC?


Kanda 2 months ago

chirungu chonetsa kunzwisisa maybe he should have explained in your mother language wanzwisisa

commenter analyst 2 months ago

it seemz like we now have 2 strong commentors here...live n vivid ones...vane punch...zvakanakidza manji..thumbs up fo you guys...trikuonai hedu...macomments and veiws enyu ari constructive...MACHIAVELLI AND MAPARAMURO


Machiavelli 2 months ago

Sir Gerald please clarify:-

1. Accountability demands that YOU tell us (and Sibanda) how much was raised for AFCON '19. Its not for Sibanda to prove how much was raised.
2. Transparency demands that YOU inform us exactly how much was raised, what each cent was used for, how much was left over and where that balance is residing at the moment.
3. Interestingly the money was raised for AFCON 19, so why is the residue still sitting in some account somewhere?
4. Even more depressing is that you were ominously quiet when Kamambo & Co. were suspended for failing to account for that money which you knew was never in their possession....
5. When were you or rather when are you going to account for the money raised for AFCON '19?

Pane nyaya apa


supporter 2 months ago

Gore rino zvinobuda zvese and hopefully vanhu vachasungwa


Kanda 2 months ago

kazembe is the one who can answer these questions period mukumutya taiziva zvichasvika ikoko coz kamambo hangarambire pachigaro aiziva paakatsika blackmail or innocent person


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Maparamuro 2 months ago

The fact that money was raised for Afcon 2019 and Zifa failed to make use of it is a good reason for the suspension of those people


Murozvi 2 months ago

How could they have used money that was not handed to them

aaaah 2 months ago

ava vanorwara ava



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