Amid ZIFA Suspension, FIFA Sends Some Delegations To Zimbabwe For Investigations
FIFA Delegation to Visit Zimbabwe to Assess Football Situation
Football in Zimbabwe has been in turmoil in recent times. The country’s football governing body, Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), has been suspended by the Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) following allegations of abuse of female referees and mismanagement of public funds. However, a six-member delegation from FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has been sent to Zimbabwe to assess the situation and hold meetings with various stakeholders in the football industry.
The FIFA delegation includes Solomon Mudege, the Head of Development Programmes Africa, senior MA Governance Manager Sarah Solemane, and regional office development manager of South Africa, David Fani. The delegation is set to hold meetings with various football stakeholders in Zimbabwe, including Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs and the Sports and Recreation Commission leadership.
The FIFA team is reportedly on a fact-finding mission, and their visit has brought hope to Zimbabwe’s football fraternity that wants ZIFA to be readmitted by FIFA.
First Meeting with PSL Clubs
The first meeting with the FIFA delegation is scheduled for Tuesday and will be with all the PSL clubs. Elite leagues’ chairpersons Farai Jere and Barbara Chikosi have been invited to the meeting. The meeting is expected to address several issues, including the suspension of ZIFA by SRC and its effect on football in Zimbabwe. The FIFA delegation is also expected to provide an update on the situation and possible solutions to the crisis.
The PSL clubs have been affected by the suspension of ZIFA, and the meeting with the FIFA delegation is expected to provide a platform for the clubs to voice their concerns and provide input on possible solutions. The meeting is also expected to provide an opportunity for the PSL clubs to engage with FIFA and CAF officials on the future of football in Zimbabwe.
The PSL clubs have been at the forefront of the fight against the suspension of ZIFA, and their engagement with the FIFA delegation is crucial in finding a solution to the crisis.
Meeting with Sports and Recreation Commission Leadership
After meeting with the PSL clubs, the FIFA delegation is expected to meet with the Sports and Recreation Commission leadership. The meeting is expected to provide a platform for the FIFA delegation to understand the reasons behind the suspension of ZIFA by SRC and the possible solutions to the crisis.
The Sports and Recreation Commission is the body responsible for the regulation of sports in Zimbabwe. The suspension of ZIFA by SRC has had a significant impact on football in Zimbabwe, and the meeting with the FIFA delegation is expected to provide an opportunity for the SRC to engage with FIFA and CAF officials on the future of football in Zimbabwe.
Appointment of Normalisation Committee
Reports suggest that a normalisation committee that will run the ZIFA affairs is set to be appointed soon. The committee will be tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the affairs of ZIFA until the situation is resolved. The appointment of a normalisation committee is expected to provide a solution to the crisis and ensure that football in Zimbabwe is not affected by the suspension of ZIFA.
The appointment of a normalisation committee is a significant development in the fight against the suspension of ZIFA, and it is expected to provide a platform for the resolution of the crisis. The committee will be tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the affairs of ZIFA are run in a transparent and accountable manner.