Articles tagged 'zifa'

'We will not be intimidated' 13 February 2018 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission say they will not back down in their bid to bring sanity to Zimbabwe’s most popular sport which is getting ugly under the leadership of controversial businessmen Philip Chiyangwa. This comes after Chiyangwa on Sunday sent an SOS to Fifa crying foul...
Chiyangwa breathes fire 12 February 2018 HARARE - ZIFA president Phillip Chiyangwa yesterday came out guns blazing and launched a withering attack on the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) which he accused of meddling in the affairs of the country's supreme football governing body. The Zifa boss was miffed by a statement issued b...
Zifa election crisis 11 February 2018 HARARE - Philip Chiyangwa and his executive are staring down the barrel following their failure to organise elections for the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) structures forcing the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) to step in to “restore order” . Zifa had been expected to have long h...
Spotlight now on Zifa councillors 6 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) councillors have been urged to put the game first ahead of selfish interests as they approach this month’s crucial Annual General Meeting (AGM). Zifa failed to hold an AGM last year which was supposed to have put in place an electoral committee to ...
Fresh woes for Cuthbert Dube 6 February 2018 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Cuthbert Dube has been dragged to the High Court for failing to pay prize money to the tune of $19 000 to a Division One football team, which was a losing finalist in the Sylvia Dube Memorial Tournament  in December 2014. In its co...
Pressure mounts on Chiyangwa 3 February 2018 HARARE – Football stakeholders are circling around troubled Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) vowing to challenge the legitimacy of the Philip Chiyangwa-led administration in court if elections fail to take place by March 29, 2018. This comes as Zifa has allegedly made overtures to world go...
'Zifa has failed' 27 January 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football association (Zifa) leadership led by flamboyant Harare businessman Philip Chiyangwa has failed and crippled local football, stakeholders yesterday told the parliamentary portfolio committee on Primary and Secondary Education, Sport and Arts. Speaking in Parliamen...
Parly summons Zifa 23 January 2018 HARARE - The Parliamentary portfolio committee on Primary and Secondary Education, Sports and Arts has summoned the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC). The SRC, Zifa and other football stakeholders are expected to appear before the portfolio com...
Crucial Zifa indaba off 20 January 2018 HARARE - As predicted by the Daily News, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) which was scheduled for today has now been officially cancelled. The EGM had been called by some Zifa councillors who had hoped to settle the issue regarding the 2011 Zifa audi...
Zifa cancels EGM? 16 January 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has cancelled the Emergency General Meeting (EGM) which was scheduled for later this month due the absence of association’s president Philip Chiyangwa. The association yesterday issued a statement stating that Chiyangwa will not be available be...
Zifa defends finances 9 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) insists that their financial position is sound despite the recent damning report produced by their auditors, Baker Tilly Gwatidzo Chartered Accountants. According to the association’s 2016 financials, Zifa’s debt has increased to $7 353 324 from...
Chiyangwa must act on mistakes 9 January 2018 HARARE - The flamboyant president of the country's supreme football governing body, Zifa, Philip Chiyangwa, has fought very good wars in southern African football — thereby raising his profile as one of the faces that are welcome in the global sport. Firstly, he successfully waged a messy war ...
Chiyangwa faces heat over Zifa deal 7 January 2018 HARARE - In A potential breach of good corporate governance practices, Zifa's latest audited financial results show that the flamboyant president of the country's supreme football governing body, Philip Chiyangwa, earned $72 000 in 2017 alone by renting out his offices to the association. Zifa...
Zifa swims in debt 7 January 2018 HARARE - Auditors of the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) have issued an emphasis of matter over the football mother body’s ability to continue as a going concern due to the ballooning debt which is now over $7 million. Concerns were raised by auditors from Baker Tilly Gwatidzo Chartered A...
Bosso fans fume 6 January 2018 HARARE - Highlanders fans have not taken lightly the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) directive barring their club from conducting elections early next month. The Bulawayo giants are scheduled to elect new office bearers at the start of February following the expiry of the term of office f...
SRC speaks on Bosso elections 6 January 2018 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has said that Zifa and Highlanders should be guided by their respective constitutions in the current impasse regarding the Bulawayo giants’ impending elections. Bosso are scheduled to hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the last Sunday...
Zifa blocks Bosso elections 5 January 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association blocked Castle Lager Premiership side Highlanders from holding their elections to find a new executive scheduled for early next month. Bosso were set to hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the last Sunday of this month while the elections were ...
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...
Zifa offices' saga rages on 22 December 2017 HARARE – Zifa provincial chairpersons have lauded president Philip Chiyangwa’s decision for the association to abandon its headquarters at 53 Livingstone Avenue in Harare and move to his personal property saying it was a “necessary measure which was meant to bring tranquillity to the cash-strappe...
Zifa gets behind 'Captain Fiasco' 21 December 2017 HARARE - The Zifa chairpersons from all the 10 provinces yesterday endorsed the incumbent association’s president Philip Chiyangwa as their candidate for next year’s elections. Zifa is expected to hold an elective annual general meeting before March 31 next year and the chairpersons vowed to v...
Chiyangwa is panicking - Vanganayi 21 December 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa is desperate and trying to find a scapegoat for failing to deliver on his election promises, according to one of the ex-employees implicated in the latest financial scandal to rock local football. The association is currently embroiled in a nasty showdo...
Zifa, Mash feud escalates 19 December 2017 HARARE - The fight between the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and Jonathan Mashingaidze has escalated after the association sucked in two more former employees in the feud. Zifa, armed by the findings of an audit report compiled by Baker Tilly Gwatidzo Chartered Accountants on the cons...
Mashingaidze takes Zifa fight to Zurich 18 December 2017 HARARE - Former Zifa chief executive, Jonathan Mashingaidze who was slapped with a life ban by Zifa has taken the fight to the Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland where he is alleging a plethora of transgressions by the incumbent association's president to aid himself to the top. In a let...
Mashingaidze in trouble 15 December 2017 HARARE – Jonathan Mashingaidze appears to have stirred a Hornet’s nest in his battle against Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) with the soccer mother body pressing ahead with criminal charges against their former chief executive. This comes as Mashingaidze who claimed he is owed $80 000 in ...
'Mashingaidze should just shut up' 11 December 2017 HARARE - As an avid follower of football I have been noting with interest the developments that are unfolding at the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa). It appears the same old voices that cause problems whenever elections are looming at Zifa have come out of hibernation and spiritedly so. ...