The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) has banned the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), from attending its Annual General Meeting to be held on January 25 this year for non-payment of financial dues to the organisation.
Below is the letter that was written by COSAFA Secretary-General Sue Destombes to her ZIFA counterpart J Mamuse:
We are advised by the Emergency Committee of COSAFA that as Zimbabwe Football Association is not in good standing due to the non-payment of financial dues to COSAFA, the terms of Article 27.6 which reads:
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“A Member Association which fails to pay its annual subscription or other financial dues in terms of these Statutes shall lose all rights and privileges in COSAFA, provided that it shall remain bound by these Statutes and the duties and obligations imposed on every Member Association.
Such Member Association shall be liable for suspension by the Executive Committee. Such a Member Association shall also be liable for penalties to be imposed by the Executive Committee.”
is consequently invoked. The Association may not attend any meeting or activity of COSAFA including the Annual General Meeting taking place on 25th January 2020.
You are therefore duly informed of this decision.