Phillip Chiyangwa, the president of Zifa and Cosafa has written to Caf responding to their warning letter and demanding an apology from the mother body. Caf had written to Chiyangwa and warned him not to destabilise the governing body of African football after he had invited presidents from other football associations to Harare for what he claimed was a birthday and victory party.
In his letter, Chiyangwa argues that there is nothing wrong with his conduct and asks Caf to apologise for misreading his intentions and making allegations against him.
Part of the letter reads:
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At all times I have considered myself bound by football statue ,from the ZIFA statues right up to the universally acclaimed FIFA statutes,My conduct and actions are strictly informed and influenced by provisions of football statues and at no point in time have a I disregarded or attempted to disregard the authority of properly elected/appointed football baodies.My conduct does not violate either Article 2.3 of Article 14.2 of the CAF statutes if anything it fulfils article 2k of CAF statutes and as read with Article 5.,1 of FIFA statutes read part of the letter
The gathering therefore ,by any stretch of imagination does not seek to undermine or destabilise CAF,rather it is meant to foster friendly relations between brotherly associations for the overall development of football on our continent.
In the circumstance considering the clear misapprehension of my noble intentions by CAF, an apology is warranted for the inconvenience caused by the allegations arising from you letter