Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ)

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Footballers Union of Zimbabwe
Type
Public
IndustrySports
Founded2010 (2010)
HeadquartersOffice Y139-140, National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe
Key people
Desmond Maringwa, President
Thomas Sweswe, Secretary General
ParentFIFPro
Websitewww.fuz.co.zw
- Contact Phone: 263-242-223572/224060,
-Corporate Affairs emails: info@fuz.co.zw;

Footballers Union of Zimbabwe(FUZ) is a Union for Zimbabwean Footballers whose formation was influenced by the ever existing footballers' social and economic vulnerability. We are here to fight for, defend and advance the interests of footballers. FUZ is a member of FIFPro, who are the World Players’ Union, and FIFA recognises it as the sole representative of the players. Currently 55 national players’ associations are members of FIFPro including Footballers Union of Zimbabwe

FIFPro holds congress once every year and each congress is held in a different country every year and Footballers Union of Zimbabwe attends this annual event. Footballers Union of Zimbabwe is also part of FIFPro Division Africa. All players in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League are entitled to vote for the FIFPro World Player of the Year and FIFPro World Team of the Year.

Founding and History

It was founded in 2010 and became an affiliate of FIFPro in that same year.[1] It is also an affiliate of the FIFPro Division Africa.[2]

Aim

To provide, facilitate and safe guard proper welfare and working conditions of current and former football players.

Mission

We exist to uphold and preserve the ethics of football and safeguarding the physical health and integrity of players.

Vision

Our vision is to change the quality of life of active and retired players.

FUZ Executive

FUZ Staff

  • Administrator : Vaidah Makotsa
  • Communications Officer : Norman Maroto
  • Finance Officer : Petronela Phiri

FUZ Delegates

Operations

FUZ provides services in many aspects ranging from out of contract training camp, education, legal and finance matters. At the beginning of every year they hold a training camp for those players whose contracts would have run out at their different clubs. This training camp helps the players to keep in shape whilst looking for clubs to sign for. They also hold workshops on legal matters such as the issue of what a standard contract looks like, code of conduct for the players, landmark cases as well as on the finance aspect which focuses on income tax, sports industry pension fund. On the education side players are made aware of the dangers of social social media, match fixing, anti-doping and the Z-Card. They also visit teams throughout the year to hear their challenges and address them in a way that benefit both the clubs and players in a win-win situation.

Mighty Warriors Workshop
Ngezi Platinum Team Visit

Corporate Social Responsibility

FUZ were involved in CSR activities when they donated to families affected by Cyclone Idai earlier in 2019 in the Manicaland Province of Zimbabwe.[3]


References

  1. , Edison Chikamhi, [1], Published: 26 March 2010, Retrieved: 17 December 2019
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  3. Mejury Magaya, [3], Published: 8 October 2019, Retrieved: 17 December 2019