Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) president, Felton Kamambo, said that the Warriors’ AFCON campaign was sabotaged by his predecessor Philip Chiyangwa, other ZIFA board members and journalist Hope Chizuzu.
Kamambo also accused Omega Sibanda and board member Chamu Chiwanza of derailing the Warriors AFCON campaign.
He further claimed that players were being told by Chizuzu that ZIFA was shortchanging them in respect of their allowances. Said Kamambo:
In fact, I want to bear with the players. I feel for them as well because you are in camp and someone is phoning you and giving you information that the supporters that are coming to Egypt are being paid US$400 per day when you have been paid US$1 500 to participate in the whole tournament.
Yes, US$1 500.
That is what we had agreed then the other amount was going to be paid as and when but because of the third forces coming into the camp, the likes of Hope Chizuzu, the former president Philip Chiyangwa, board member Chamu Chiwanza, that acted as a catalyst to cause confusion in the camp.
The Executive Committee was not amused by the chaos that surrounded the Warriors camp at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals and will institute an Adhoc committee to probe several issues that characterised the team’s stay in Egypt.
… ZIFA has evidence of infiltration of the Warriors camp by a group of vengeful individuals bent on undoing the great work done by the current executive.
Kamambo revealed that FIFA, CAF and COSAFA have been notified for possible corrective action to be taken against the saboteurs so that they are barred from football corridors. He added:
The emergency Committee has also taken a decision to recall Philip Chiyangwa from his position as COSAFA president. The Emergency Committee has resolved to suspend Executive Committee Member Chamunorwa Chiwanza.
Mr Chiwanza is accused of electoral fraud, threatening a member of the ZIFA congress, destabilising Warriors Afcon camp among a host of charges.
Mr Chiwanza’s suspension would be ratified by the next full board meeting in line with article 40.3 of the ZIFA constitution.