Articles tagged 'fifa'

'Local stadia in bad state' 27 September 2018 HARARE - A lot of work needs to be done in order for Zimbabwe's stadia to be ready in time for the August-May football season which is to be implemented next year, according to the First Instances Body (Fib). The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has realigned all its major tournaments —...
Zifa must plan ahead 28 June 2018 HARARE - When Sepp Blatter’s reign at Fifa ended, Gianni Infantino — the new president — embarked on a mission to spruce up the Fifa image after a raft of corruption and bribery accusations that had been thrown against the previous executives. Infantino even went on a charm offensive, visiting...
Dube demands $918k from Zifa 21 April 2018   HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Cuthbert Dube, has written requesting an urgent refund of $918 049,30 he advanced to the local football mother body during his reign that coincided with the government of national unity era. In his letter to Zifa chief executi...
'Kasinauyo was hounded to death' 2 April 2018 HARARE - Former Zifa board member Felton Kamambo has sensationally claimed that the late ex-board member Edzai Kasinauyo was hounded to death by the presidium for his firm stance on upholding the association’s constitution. This was the opposite with the leadership of Zifa under president Phil...
Blow for Philip Chiyangwa 29 March 2018 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has been dealt a massive blow over the protracted dispute over the current Zifa board term of office after one of his board members Pirainashe Mabhena stepped down from his position with immediate effect yesterday. Chiyangwa and his executive were voted...
Ball in Fifa's court 21 February 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) assembly yesterday agreed to set up an electoral committee at yesterday’s AGM and are now waiting for guidance from Fifa regarding the contentious timeframe for the polls. Councillors appointed an eight-member electoral committee which is under...
2018 Fifa refs panel announced 4 January 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has revealed the names of local match officials who will be on the Fifa panel for the 2018 season. The local match officials will be selected to handle various Fifa-sanctioned matches on the continent throughout the year. “The Zifa Referees ...
Zim clubs under spotlight 24 December 2017 HARARE – Following the recent Professional Football Conference held in Egyptian capital Cairo, Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) communications manager Xolisani Gwesela is convinced it is possible for Castle Lager Premiership clubs to adapt Club Licensing. The Professional Football Conferen...
Hayatou must go, retire peacefully 20 May 2017 JOHANNESBURG - In most elections, especially in Africa, losers have a tendency of always crying foul alleging all sorts of transgressions from voter buying to rigging the process. Even in an election which is normally presided over by international observers and where there are irrefutable evi...
Cosafa in total control 13 May 2017 JOHANNESBURG - The year 2017 has been some roller-coaster for the Cosafa Region on a number of fronts. The year started with the Region taking an unprecedented position of supporting Issa Hayatou’s opponent Ahmad of Madagascar ahead of the elections that ushered the islander as the football su...
Tenga courts Chiyangwa 23 April 2017 HARARE - Tanzanian football leader Leodegar Tenga arrived in Harare yesterday to meet Zifa and Cosafa president Philip Chiyangwa ahead of next month’s elections at the Fifa Congress in Bahrain. Tenga, who was accompanied to Harare by Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) president Jamal Malinzi, ...
Copa adopts Fifa standards 22 April 2017 KWEKWE - This year’s edition of the Copa Coca-Cola games for boys is set to adopt a new format as the organisers seeks to conform to the international standards as outlined by Fifa. Over the years, the junior schoolboy football tournament has ran with the Under-16 age group for the boys and wi...
Incidents that sealed Hayatou's fate 18 March 2017 JOHANNESBURG - The days of muzzling opposition within the Confederation of African Football (Caf) might be over. This is the story that dominated the continental football body; employing cronies, doing things behind the FA presidents and ruling by an iron fist. Today, Africa looks back at I...
We owe it all to Zifa, Chiyangwa 17 March 2017 HARARE - You have to give it up to Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa after he engineered the downfall of former Confederation of African Football (Caf) Issa Hayatou yesterday. Chiyangwa was the campaign manager for Madagascar Football Association president Ahmad Ahmad, who was voted as the new C...
Issa Hayatou ousted 16 March 2017 ADDIS - Madagascar's football chief Ahmad Ahmad has been elected president of the Confederation of African Football on Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office. Ahmad won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou's 20, official results showed. ...
Warriors' freefall continues 10 March 2017 HARARE - The Warriors fall on the international landscape continued unabated when they plunged four places down the ladder on the latest Fifa/Coca-Cola world rankings released yesterday. The Warriors, who last saw action at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon, where they wer...
Infantino praises Chiyangwa 9 March 2017 HARARE - New Fifa President Gianni Infantino - who met President Robert Mugabe last month a day after he attended a birthday party for the country's football chief Philip Chiyangwa - has hailed the cordial and heartfelt welcome he received in Zimbabwe. The 46-year-old Swiss-Italian, who jetted...
Chiyangwa makes things happen 4 March 2017 JOHANNESBURG - Most take him for granted. Others say he is  maverick and goes over the top with his antics. But one thing you cannot take away from rising global sensation, Philip Chiyangwa is making things happen. When he came into power less than a year ago, soccer analysts dismissed him ...
Chiyangwa's strategy 24 February 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa last night hosted his birthday celebrations in Harare with Fifa president Gianni Infantino as the guest of honour. Other Fifa delegates and various African football federation presidents also arrived in the capital last night to join the festivities. ...
Fifa boss confirms Zim visit 17 February 2017 HARARE - Fifa president Gianni Infantino has confirmed his visit to Zimbabwe next Friday to attend Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa's birthday celebrations. Infantino will join other football heads from across the African continent to celebrate with Chiyangwa, who will also be toasting his asce...
Chiyangwa demands apology from Caf 16 February 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa insists his birthday celebrations will go ahead in Harare next week despite massive resistance from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou. Chiyangwa, who is also the Cosafa president, has invited a number of association head...
Fifa boss set for Zim 14 February 2017 HARARE - Fifa president Gianni Infantino and dozens of FA presidents across Africa will visit the country next week to attend Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa’s birthday celebrations and his recent appointment as the Council of Southern African Football Associations...
Chiyangwa sets sight on Caf post 19 December 2016 HARARE - After pulling a shocker to land the Cosafa president’s post at the weekend, Philip Chiyangwa says he is now focussed on securing a seat on the influential Caf executive committee. Chiyangwa, who assumed the Zifa presidency only a year ago, became the first Zimbabwean to ascend to the ...
Life ban for Musavengana 9 December 2016 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) programmes officer Jonathan Musavengana has been banned for life by Fifa due to his involvement in match-fixing activities. Former Togo national football team coach Banna Tchanile also received a life ban while former South Africa Football A...
Musavengana opens up on match-fixing 8 September 2016 HARARE - Alleged match-fixing kingpin Jonathan Musavengana says the scourge is “worse than drug trafficking” and will soon consume the world's most beautiful game. Musavengana rose to notoriety in 2010 after the previous Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board led by Cuthbert Dube claimed h...