SRC, ZIFA women foot­ball meet

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on how women foot­ball should be or­gan­ised in the coun­try. So the pur­pose of the meet­ing is to flag out the is­sues and come up with rec­om­men­da­tions,” said Muchechetere.

Muchechetere said the res­o­lu­tions would then be pre­sented to Zifa with an ex­pec­ta­tion that the foot­ball mother body will deal with the is­sues that would have been raised to­day.

“The res­o­lu­tions are go­ing to be given to Zifa to sit through its sys­tem and deal with the is­sues. The SRC and Min­istry of Sport and Re­cre­ation are only com­ing in as an in­ter­ven­tion, to bring all stake­hold­ers to­gether.

“We feel there are more in­di­vid­ual stake­hold­ers who have got in­ter­est in the de­vel­op­ment of women foot­ball hence the in­ter­ven­tions of SRC and Min­istry of Sport and Re­cre­ation. Zifa it­self, in par­tic­u­lar in women foot­ball struc­tures, there are al­ready some camps.

“So it’s like com­ing in to as­sist Zifa to deal with these is­sues so that we have one strat­egy of im­ple­ment­ing women foot­ball.

“We are com­ing in to sup­port Zifa, the coun­try should be able to sup­port Zifa to de­velop women foot­ball and that is our job as the big stake­hold­ers. Us as SRC and the Min­istry of Sport and Re­cre­ation we thought this is the right time to in­ter­vene. At the same time Zifa ap­proached us, they needed our sup­port,” said Muchechetere.

In­terim women foot­ball com­mit­tee chair­per­son, El­iz­a­beth Langa said they are hop­ing for san­ity to pre­vail in women foot­ball for the ben­e­fit of the play­ers.

“We want san­ity, we want to be united and let the game be played. This is af­fect­ing the play­ers. If only peo­ple could unite for the sake of the girl child, the play­ers.

“The play­ers are com­mit­ted to the sport but we need to be or­gan­ised as the ad­min­is­tra­tors. So my wish is to bring to san­ity to foot­ball. We have to agree one way or the other for the ben­e­fit of the play­ers,” said Langa.

The meet­ing comes at a time when Zifa have just sus­pended women foot­ball board mem­ber Cecilia Gambe for bring­ing the game of foot­ball into dis­re­pute fol­low­ing her pitch in­va­sion dur­ing a Cas­tle Lager Premier­ship tie at Sakubva.

Gambe in­vaded the pitch in protest of what she con­sid­ered un­fair of­fi­ci­at­ing by ref­eree Brighton Chimene, who was han­dling a game in­volv­ing Mutare City. She is ex­pected to face the dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee on a date to be an­nounced.

Zifa last week also an­nounced plans to drop crim­i­nal charges against for­mer women foot­ball boss Miriam Sibanda and her two ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­bers – Benny Mamoche and Ed­win Magosvongwe.

The move has how­ever, since been put on hold by the mag­is­trates court which di­rected that Zifa pres­i­dent, Philip Chiyangwa who is away in Egypt on CAF busi­ness, would have to come in per­son to court if he wishes to with­draw charges against the trio.

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