Zifa enforces club licensing

HARARE - In a move aimed at adopting the Caf Club Licensing system, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has reminded Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs to conform by submitting all the required information to the country’s football mother body.   

In a correspondence circulated to the PSL clubs yesterday, Zifa acting chief executive Joseph Mamutse said those who fail to meet the minimum requirements will be punished.

“The Zifa Executive Committee directs that all Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League Clubs be fully compliant with their membership obligations to Zifa in terms of Article 13 of the Zifa Constitution,” reads the statement.

“In particular, each club is required to promptly submit to the Zifa acting chief executive officer, details of full names, telephone numbers and email addresses of the club’s chairman/president, the club’s chief executive and the club’s spokesperson.”

It is going to be interesting to see how Highlanders will respond to these demands by Zifa following the recent expulsion of their chief executive Ndumiso Gumede and the suspension of club chairperson Peter Dube.

Gumede, who has remained defiant, was expelled from all football activities for allegedly trying to overthrow the current Zifa board.

Dube was suspended for failing to control PSL clubs when the contentious automatic promotion/play-off issue was discussed at last month’s Zifa Annual General Meeting.

“Further, in accordance with Article 13(h), each club is bound not to maintain any relations of any nature whatsoever with persons and entities that have no legal recognition in the Zifa statutes or with individuals and members that have been suspended or expelled,” Zifa said.

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