FIFA, the world football governing body, has requested the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) to submit a comprehensive report on the suspension of its chief executive officer Joseph Mamutse by the Sports and Recreation Commission yesterday.
In an emailed response to a Chronicle Sport inquiry on Friday afternoon, the FIFA communications department headed by Portuguese Onofre Costa said it has not been formally informed of Mamutse’s suspension and only learnt about the development through media reports. The email read:
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Please be informed that FIFA has not been informed about the suspension of the ZIFA general-secretary Mr Joseph Mamutse. We have asked ZIFA for their position regarding the media reports.
The SRC on Thursday suspended Mamutse from all football activities to pave way for an investigation into how a number of national football teams were cleared for foreign assignments, under questionable circumstances.
The SRC has, however, not yet named the acting ZIFA chief executive officer.