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Is the football governing body responsible for organizing all football competitions.  
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| hq_location        =  53, Livingstone Avenue
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| hq_location_city    = [[Harare]]
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| hq_location_country = [[Zimbabwe]]
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| key_people          = [[Felton Kamambo]], ''President'' <br>[[Philemon Machana]], ''Finance''       
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Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is the football governing body responsible for organizing all football competitions.  
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==Founding and History==
 
==Founding and History==
It was found and 1965 and became an affiliate of FIFA since then, an affiliate of the Confederation Of Africa Football(CAF) since 1980 and COSAFA since 1997.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe_Football_AssociationZimbabwe Football Association]</ref>
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It was founded in 1965 and became an affiliate of FIFA in that same year. It is also an affiliate of the Confederation Of Africa Football(CAF) since 1980 and Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) since 1997.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe_Football_AssociationZimbabwe Football Association]</ref> In 2016 ZIFA was re-branded to [[National Football Association of Zimbabwe]] in June 2016.<ref name="Daily">, Godknows Matarutse, [https://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2016/06/05/life-ban-for-rushwaya-as-zifa-rebrands Life ban for Rushwaya as Zifa rebrands], published: 5 June 2016, retrieved: 6 June 2016</ref>
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==The National Executive==
 
==The National Executive==
*President :Cuthbert Dube
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*President : Felix Kamambo
*Vice-President :Ndumiso Gumede
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*Vice-President : Philemon Machana (Acting)
*Vice-President :Kennny Marange
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*Vice-President : Gift Phiri (Suspended)
*Board member Competitions: Benadict Moyo
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*Board member Competitions: [[Chamu Chiwanza]]
*Board member Development: Methembe Ndlovu
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*Board member Referees Committee and Development: Brighton Malandule
*Board member Marketing: Nigel Munyati
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*Board member Marketing: [[Sugar Chagonda]]
*Board member Finance: Elliot Kasu
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*Board member Finance : [[Philemon Machana]]
*Chairman Premier Socccer League: Twine Phiri
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*Chairman Premier Socccer League: [[Farai Jere]]
*Chairman Central Region: Patrick Hokonya
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*Chairman Central Region: Stanley Chapeta
*Chairman Eastern Region: Fungai Chihuri
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*Chairman Eastern Region: Davison Muchena
*Chairman Northern Region: Solomon Mugavasi
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*Chairman Northern Region: Willard Manyengavana (Late)
*Chairman Southern region: Gift Banda
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*Chairman Southern region: Musa Mandaza
*Chairperson Woman Football: Mavis Gumbo
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*Chairperson Women's Football: Barbra Chikosi
*Secretary General: Jonathan Mashingaidze
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*Secretary General: Joseph Mamutse
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==Operations==
 
==Operations==
ZIFA operates in the following four regions :
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ZIFA operats in the following four regions :
*Central region (Matebeleland Souuth and Midlands)
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*Central region (Matebeleland South and Midlands)
 
*Eastern region (Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland East)
 
*Eastern region (Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland East)
*Nothern region (Harare, Maashonaland Central and Mashonaland West)
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*Nothern region (Harare, Mashonaland Central and Mashonaland West)
 
*Southern region (Bulawayo, Matebeleland South)
 
*Southern region (Bulawayo, Matebeleland South)
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===Leagues===
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#[[Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League]]
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#ZIFA Northern Region Division One League
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#ZIFA Southern Region Division One League
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#ZIFA Central Region Division One League
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#ZIFA Eastern Region Division One League
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==Asiagate Scandal==
 
==Asiagate Scandal==
Was a match fixing scandal that came to the fore in 2010 after the national team's string of poor results.
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This was a match fixing scandal that came to the fore in 2010 after the national team's string of poor results.
The Sport and Recreation Commission found the then ZIFA CEO Henrietta Rushwaya, guilty of sending the team to play unauthorized matches in Asia, Middle East and North Africa in 2009.
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The [[Sports and Recreation Commission]] ordered an investigation to find out why the national team toured Malaysia in December 2009 without official authorization from ZIFA.
Rushwaya,the then programs officer Jonathan Musavengana and FIFA-registered match agent allegedly received US $10,000 for each of the matches.<ref>[http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/07/201172171125643181.htmlAsiagate: Zimbabwe's match-fixing scandal]</ref>
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The then ZIFA CEO [[Henrietta Rushwaya]], was found guilty of sending the team to play unauthorized matches in Asia, Middle East and North Africa between August 2007 and January 2009.
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Rushwaya,and the then programs officer Jonathan Musavengana and FIFA-registered match agent Kudzi Shaba allegedly received US $10,000 for each of the matches.<ref>[http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/07/201172171125643181.htmlAsiagate: Zimbabwe's match-fixing scandal]</ref>
 
The players were each paid between US $2000-US $5000 by the Asian gaming syndicates.
 
The players were each paid between US $2000-US $5000 by the Asian gaming syndicates.
The [[Warriors]] played more than eight games in Asia with small teams like Yemen, Thailand,Bulgaria and China PR.
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The [[Warriors]] played more than eight games in Asia loosing all the matches against small teams like Yemen, Thailand,Bulgaria and China.
It was also revealed that Monomotapa Football Club had twice impersonated the country's national team.
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It was also revealed that [[Monomotapa Football Club]] had twice impersonated the country's national team.
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National team coach [[Norman Mapeza]] and his assistant [[Joey Antipas]] were suspended.
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Thirteen players and officials were issued with life bans, seven were banned for ten years, thirty seven for five years, a further twenty five for two years and six for one year.<ref>[http://www.kickoff.com/news/30834/13-banned-for-life-in-zimbabwe-match-fixing-scandalAsiagate: 13 banned for life]</ref>
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==References==
 
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[[Category:Football Associations]]

Latest revision as of 13:11, 24 December 2019

Zimbabwe Football Association
Type
Public
IndustrySports
Founded1965 (1965)
Headquarters53, Livingstone Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
Key people
Felton Kamambo, President
Philemon Machana, Finance
ParentFIFA
Websitewww.zifa.org.zw
- Contact Phone: 263-242-444039,
-Corporate Affairs emails: zifafootball@gmail.com;

Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is the football governing body responsible for organizing all football competitions.

Founding and History

It was founded in 1965 and became an affiliate of FIFA in that same year. It is also an affiliate of the Confederation Of Africa Football(CAF) since 1980 and Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) since 1997.[1] In 2016 ZIFA was re-branded to National Football Association of Zimbabwe in June 2016.[2]

The National Executive

  • President : Felix Kamambo
  • Vice-President : Philemon Machana (Acting)
  • Vice-President : Gift Phiri (Suspended)
  • Board member Competitions: Chamu Chiwanza
  • Board member Referees Committee and Development: Brighton Malandule
  • Board member Marketing: Sugar Chagonda
  • Board member Finance : Philemon Machana
  • Chairman Premier Socccer League: Farai Jere
  • Chairman Central Region: Stanley Chapeta
  • Chairman Eastern Region: Davison Muchena
  • Chairman Northern Region: Willard Manyengavana (Late)
  • Chairman Southern region: Musa Mandaza
  • Chairperson Women's Football: Barbra Chikosi
  • Secretary General: Joseph Mamutse

Operations

ZIFA operats in the following four regions :

  • Central region (Matebeleland South and Midlands)
  • Eastern region (Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland East)
  • Nothern region (Harare, Mashonaland Central and Mashonaland West)
  • Southern region (Bulawayo, Matebeleland South)

Leagues

  1. Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League
  2. ZIFA Northern Region Division One League
  3. ZIFA Southern Region Division One League
  4. ZIFA Central Region Division One League
  5. ZIFA Eastern Region Division One League

Asiagate Scandal

This was a match fixing scandal that came to the fore in 2010 after the national team's string of poor results. The Sports and Recreation Commission ordered an investigation to find out why the national team toured Malaysia in December 2009 without official authorization from ZIFA. The then ZIFA CEO Henrietta Rushwaya, was found guilty of sending the team to play unauthorized matches in Asia, Middle East and North Africa between August 2007 and January 2009. Rushwaya,and the then programs officer Jonathan Musavengana and FIFA-registered match agent Kudzi Shaba allegedly received US $10,000 for each of the matches.[3] The players were each paid between US $2000-US $5000 by the Asian gaming syndicates. The Warriors played more than eight games in Asia loosing all the matches against small teams like Yemen, Thailand,Bulgaria and China. It was also revealed that Monomotapa Football Club had twice impersonated the country's national team. National team coach Norman Mapeza and his assistant Joey Antipas were suspended. Thirteen players and officials were issued with life bans, seven were banned for ten years, thirty seven for five years, a further twenty five for two years and six for one year.[4]


References