ZIFA has been summoned to a disciplinary by COSAFA after it breached a hosting agreement for 2019 edition of the COSAFA Senior Tournament. Zimbabwe pulled out after the government refused to approve the hosting but only after the hosting rights had been granted.
Said Cosafa in a statement on Sunday:
The Zimbabwe Football Association is now in breach of their Hosting Agreement, signed by ZIFA late in January 2019, and returned to COSAFA. Following a Board meeting convened on March 9 in Zimbabwe, ZIFA reconfirmed their commitment to host the tournament in Zimbabwe, irrespective of whether they received Government funding and guarantees.
ZIFA management committed to presenting to COSAFA written confirmation of this decision no later than March 25. Unfortunately they failed to deliver on the nominated deadline which has left COSAFA with no recourse other than to enforce their Disciplinary procedures, which calls for ZIFA to attend a Disciplinary Hearing scheduled for April 4 in Johannesburg.