Zimbabwe Football Association

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Zimbabwe Football Association
CAF
Founded 1965
Headquarters Harare
FIFA affiliation 1965
CAF affiliation 1980
COSAFA affiliation 1997
President Cuthbert Dube
Website www.zifa.org.zw

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is the governing body of football in Zimbabwe. It is responsible for organising the national football competitions in Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe national football team.

The Zifa was founded in 1965. It has been affiliated with FIFA since 1965 and has been a member of the CAF since 1980.

National executive[edit]

  • President: Cuthbert Dube
  • Vice-President: Ndumiso Gumede
  • Vice-President: Kenny Marange
  • Board Member Competitions: Benadict Moyo
  • Board Member Development: Methembe Ndlovu
  • Board Member Marketing: Nigel Munyati
  • Board Member Finance: Elliot Kasu
  • Chairman Premier Soccer League: Twine Phiri
  • Chairman Central Region: Patrick Hokonya
  • Chairman Eastern Region: Fungai Chihuri
  • Chairman Northern Region: Solomon Mugavasi
  • Chairman Southern Region: Gift Banda
  • Chairperson Women Football: Mavis Gumbo
  • Secretary General: Jonathan Mashingaidze

ZIFA regions[edit]

ZIFA's 4 Regions and 10 Provinces

  • ZIFA Central Region (Provinces: Matebeleland South, Midlands)
  • ZIFA Eastern Region (Provinces: Manicaland, Masvingo, Mashonaland East)
  • ZIFA Northern Region (Provinces: Harare, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland West)
  • ZIFA Southern Region (Provinces: Bulawayo, Matebeleland South)

Unauthorised matches allegation[edit]

In October 2010 Henrietta Rushwaya, the chief executive of the Zifa, was sacked after being found guilty by the association's disciplinary body on charges of "conduct inconsistent with her duties, mismanagement and insubordination".[1]

Rushwaya was found guilty of sending the national team to play unauthorised matches in Asia in 2009. Her sacking followed her suspension in July 2010 on suspicion of fixing matches in a Malaysian tournament. [1]

She was also found guilty of requesting a loan of $103,000 from Zimbabwe's sports commission, an amount that is now unaccounted for.[1]

The national teams matches against Thailand, Syria and a Malaysian club were accepted without the permission of Zifa's board or Zimbabwe's sports commission, which must authorise foreign trips by Zimbabwe teams. Rushwaya also allowed the former Zimbabwe champions Monomotapa to go to Malaysia in 2009 masquerading as the national team of Zimbabwe.[1]

Both tours are suspected of being set up by betting syndicates, a report by the Forum for African Investigative Reporters stated in September 2010.

However she was acquitted after a fully contested trial and also due to lack of incriminating evidence. Some theorists allege that her prosecution was a conspiracy linked to Zifa President Cuthbert Dube[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Zimbabwe FA chief executive sacked over unauthorised matches". The Guardian. 26 October. 

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