The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) faces a fine that could be as highs as US$1 million for reneging on an agreement with COSAFA to hold the COSAFA Cup senior men’s tournament this year.
The Herald reports that the fine for withdrawing from hosting the regional tournament ranges from US$500 000 to US$1 million depending on the circumstances.
COSAFA has already summoned ZIFA officials for a Disciplinary hearing on Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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A statement released by COSAFA reads in part:
The venue for the 2019 edition of the COSAFA Senior Tournament, scheduled from May 25 to June 8, remains undecided.
The Zimbabwe Football Association is now in breach of their Hosting Agreement, signed by ZIFA late in January 2019, and returned to COSAFA.
… 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.