<vote /> Francis Zimunya who is the who is the leader of the Lifelong Footballers’ Trust of Zimbabwe (LIFTZ), has challenged the legality of the dissolution of ZIFA and the electing of Philip Chiyangwa as President of the new body NFAZ, through a petition to the Sport and Recreation Commission.

Zimunya who is a former ZIFA board member has come out to challenge Chiyangwa's election and has declared it a nullity. Zimunya questions how the Chiyangwa administration was elected for the second time without a mandate from football structures from area zones and provinces and also queried the existence of a constitution used in the Saturday election. He also quizzed why NFAZ were still using the Zifa logo on the Warriors jerseys for the match against Malawi if Zifa was no longer existent.

However, Chiyangwa has insisted that the formation of NFAZ is legitimate and has gone on to say that the process had already been approved by Fifa and done with the “blessings” of football’s world governing body. Fifa on the other hand has said that it,

"has not received any communication on the outcome of Zifa’s extraordinary congress on June 4, 2016 to decide on the possible dissolution of the association"

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