FIFA has asked Zifa to submit the controversial constitutional amendments proposed by the Southern Region for assessment to see if they are compatible with the world football governing body’s statutes.
Zifa Southern Region board members want 10 articles of the constitution amended, with the biggest being the reduction of PSL delegates to the Zifa congress from 16 to just four.
Fifa general secretary Fatma Samoura wrote to Zifa on October 25 asking the national association to submit the proposals set to be discussed at today’s Zifa board meeting at Chiyangwa’s 160 Enterprise Road business premises in the capital.
Part of the letter which is in The Chronicle’s possession reads,
It has come to our attention that the Zifa annual general meeting scheduled to take place on 29 October 2016 is allegedly expected to pronounce itself on some constitutional amendments that have been submitted by a member. It appears one of the proposed changes also relates to the composition of the general meeting that has only recently been agreed upon following a dedicated statutes revision process. In this context, we kindly ask you to submit to us the proposed changes prior to the holding of the annual general meeting in order to allow us to assess their compatibility with the Fifa Statutes as well as the Fifa standard statutes.
Attempts by the paper to get a comment from Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela were unsuccessful as his mobile phone was off.