Former ZIFA president, Philip Chiyangwa has dismissed allegations that he sabotaged the Warriors’ Africa Cup of Nations as unfounded.
Current president, Felton Kamambo on Thursday said that the Warriors could have reached the finals had they not been derailed by Chiyangwa and a cartel he was leading.
However, Chiyangwa said that he has no desire to be ZIFA president again. He said;
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For the avoidance of doubt, let me make it clear that I don’t have any interest in being ZIFA president or any post in that association and, therefore, I have no reason to be fighting anyone because I am above that level now.
I did what I did during my time, I had my success stories and it was God’s plan and I walked away with grace, unscathed but some people now want to punish me with allegations that are unfounded.
Chiyangwa defended his track record, saying that he paid off the Tom Sainfiet debt to secure the players’ future. He said:
I won’t lose sleep over this, my first assignment as ZIFA president was to secure the future of these players by paying off that (Tom) Saintfiet debt so that the boys could play at the World Cup again and I can’t be seen to be destabilising the same team I worked hard to give them a chance to shine on the big stage.
I will respond accordingly but I to say that I am very disappointed with what ZIFA are claiming.
Meanwhile, Sunday Chidzambga remains Warriors coach and has been asked to prepare for the upcoming CHAN assignment while the ZIFA technical committee will review the AFCON show.