ZIFA President, Felton Kamambo has assured the nation that despite reports coming out, the nation’s football was in good hands.
Giving a keynote address at the FIFA Member Association Elite Referees Course in Bulawayo, Kamambo said:
I want to assure you that your football is in safe hands regardless of the reports that are coming out. Your football is in safe hands.
No matter what they say or pretend we are doing, we will remain transparent. I think they have done everything that they have done, we have been accused of abuse of funds but I am sure FIFA came and they verified our books. Not even a single cent was abused. Not even a single receipt was missing, so guys I assure you that your football is in safe hands and we will take football where we want to take it.
His remarks come at a time when the nation has expressed reservations in the way the sport is being managed by Kamambo’s administration.
The football governing board is accused of mishandling funds and failing to adequately and promptly pay players.
Recently, the High Court froze ZIFA’s bank account after the debt-ridden ZIFA defied a High Court order to deposit USD518 331,18 owed to its Director of Administration Lazarus Mhurushomana by Monday last week.
ZIFA which often complains of limited fiscal space is as a beneficiary of FIFA’s yearly US$1 million financial assistance starting May last year.
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