Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) president Felton Kamambo said the association has commenced clearing the legacy debt with its creditors and has already paid over ZWL$7.5 million.
Kamambo made the comments while addressing reporters following a board meeting in Harare on Saturday. He said:
On the legacy debt, I’m sure you are aware that we are paying our creditors. We made a decision as the emergency committee to say whoever had an agreement with us, we are then going to pay and that’s what we are doing.
We have paid more than $7,5 million, and from where we are coming from it’s quite a long way. We are left with just a few, we have given ourselves a target and our deadline was yesterday (Friday) to submit the paper to Fifa so we are going to do it this week.
You are aware that it’s more of a project than anything else and the board made a decision to pay now then get a refund from Fifa.
Kamambo added that he is enjoying life at ZIFA and football-wise, results will speak for themselves. He said:
Life has never been this good at Zifa, we are enjoying our life and I’m sure football will do the talking.
We want to change the image of Zifa so that everyone will want to be associated with Zifa.
Even the previous presidents who failed to pay themselves, we have actually paid them now.