Push for Dube ouster

HARARE - The Lifelong Footballers Trust (LFT) – an outfit uniting different stakeholders of the game here – has vowed not to back down in its attempt to push for the removal of Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Cuthbert Dube.

LTF at the weekend held an all-stakeholders meeting at Raylton Sports Club in the capital where it was agreed that Sports Minister Andrew Langa and the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) have been powerless to act on Zifa.

The trust is now looking to petition president Robert Mugabe to intervene and dissolve the entire Zifa board and council for “taking Zimbabwean football to the brink of collapse.”

Dube has meanwhile come out fighting and condemned the petition, but LFT chairman Francis Zimunya says the group will not be intimidated.

“We can’t allow Cuthbert Dube, his board and the council destroy football. We know it will be an insurmountable task for us to help all these people who would be affected,” said Zimunya.

“We actually invited all stakeholders including Zifa, the ministry and the SRC to come to our meeting but Cuthbert Dube pre-emptied and intimidated people not to come, but the real people intended for the meeting came.

“These are the people who made the decision that there should be a petition which is going around and it will be presented at an opportune time.

“We are following procedures. We have not put the cart before the horse. What is happening now is that there is this process taking place in government, this political route.

“Once that is finished we know that some developments would have taken place we hope there will be a new minister.

“That petition will be handed to the new minister to take it the president so that he can act through the SRC to ensure that they dissolve the Zifa board and council as mandated by the meeting held.”

Zimunya added: “A that meeting, there was a committee of five set up to drive this process and it’s not going to spare anyone. I’m sure that all the other sporting disciplines will also be pleased once we have a new minister.”

Comments (1)

Vana Zimunya! You are the last person we want to be associated with Zim soccer. While I do Cashbert, I think you are far much worse than him. We remember your days at the helm of Northen Region Division One. You were utterly corrupt, and your league was the most corrupt in Zimbabwe. No sir, we dont want to see you again involved with our beautiful game.

Futt Bola - 4 December 2014

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