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ZIFA Engages FIFA On Way Forward After Holding EGM

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has written to FIFA to inform them of the latest developments in local football.

ZIFA is courting FIFA to have Zimbabwe readmitted to the global football family after the country was suspended from all international football tournaments early this year for violating FIFA statutes.

In an interview with The Sunday Mail, acting ZIFA president Gift Banda said they are hopeful FIFA will accept the outcome of the ZIFA Emergency General Meeting (EGM) held in April this year. Said, Banda:

We are trying to express to FIFA that what we did (extraordinary general meeting) was according to our constitution …

We also followed the opinions of FIFA on how we were supposed to hold our EGM, and we doubt very much that FIFA will be interested in individuals more than the association.

It is our hope FIFA will understand that the ZIFA board is not individuals. We wrote to them (FIFA) and we now await their response.

Banda was elected interim president after the ZIFA EGM that cut ties with then-president Felton Kamambo, Philemon Machana and Brighton Malandule.

The same ZIFA EGM lifted the suspensions of Barbra Chikosi, Farai Jere and Sugar Chagonda with immediate effect.

Chikosi, Jere and Chagonda are Zimbabwe Women Soccer League chairperson, Premier Soccer League chairman, and ZIFA board member in charge of competitions, in that order.

Banda was elected vice president in 2018 but spent most of his tenure on the sidelines after he was suspended by Kamambo in January 2019.

More: The Sunday Mail

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