In a move that has been described as vindictive and dishonesty by Newsday, COFASA reportedly doesn’t have a leg to stand on in banning ZIFA from attending the body’s AGM which is currently underway in South Africa.
According to the Newsday, FIFA notified COSAFA that it would settle ZIFA’s debt after the latter made a deal with the former over the outstanding debt, and COSAFA was notified about this development well ahead of the AGM.
COSAFA was notified to send an invoice to FIFA and FIFA confirmed receiving it and promised to pay the money by end of January.
There is reportedly bad blood between ZIFA and COSAFA as ZIFA was quoted saying:
It is [a] common secret that we are not in good books with the current Cosafa president (Chiyangwa) and we begin to wonder if the suggested punitive measures and deadlines are really divorced from our issues with Chiyangwa.
ZIFA reportedly is requesting that Chiyangwa be removed from the COSAFA highest seat as they are accusing him of fraud a move that has reportedly angered COSAFA. Today ZIFA officials were reportedly banned from attending the AGM in SA today.