“We will present all the challenges that we are facing in our football; hopefully, we will then get FIFA to relook at the suspension of Zimbabwe and we are back to the football family…” Kennedy Ndebele
The visit of FIFA and CAF officials this week to Zimbabwe has been confirmed by the Premier Soccer League (PSL)
The main agenda of the visit is to map the way forward following ZIFA’s ban from international football in 2022.
The PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele said they have been invited to interact with the delegation during its three-day visit to Zimbabwe.
In addition Kennedy Ndebele said, they will try to convince FIFA to lift the Suspension on Zimbabwe from International football.
“This serves to confirm that as PSL we have been invited to attend a FIFA/CAF mission which will be in Zimbabwe from April 17 to April 19, 2023. Our meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
“We are excited as the PSL that we have the privilege of meeting the FIFA/CAF delegation. All the club chairpersons who are the governors for the PSL have been invited and have confirmed their attendance.
“This is an important meeting. We are excited and looking forward to positive engagement with the FIFA/CAF mission so that we re-engage and get our football back on track, “he said
The delegates include: Sarah Solemane, senior MA Governance Manager, Solomon Mudege, head of development programmes Africa and regional office development manager South Africa, David Fani.
Zimbabwe’s FIFA suspension came into effect on 25 February 2022 for alleged third-party interference after the SRC had suspended the ZIFA board led by Felton Kamambo on 16 November 2021. (Pindula news source)
Some of the members of ZIFA executives who are on suspension are Philemon Machana, Bryton Malandule and Joseph Mamutse.
The minister of Sports, Arts and Youth Hon. Kristy Coventry came under fire from football fans when, she spoke in parliament that there was no need for the ban to be lifted.