Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)

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Is the football governing body responsible for organizing all football competitions.

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.[1]

The National Executive

  • President :Cuthbert Dube
  • Vice-President :Ndumiso Gumede
  • Vice-President :Kennny Marange
  • Board member Competitions: Benadict Moyo
  • Board member Development: Methembe Ndlovu
  • Board member Marketing: Nigel Munyati
  • Board member Finance: Elliot Kasu
  • Chairman Premier Socccer League: Twine Phiri
  • Chairman Central Region: Patrick Hokonya
  • Chairman Eastern Region: Fungai Chihuri
  • Chairman Northern Region: Solomon Mugavasi
  • Chairman Southern region: Gift Banda
  • Chairperson Woman Football: Mavis Gumbo
  • Secretary General: Jonathan Mashingaidze

Operations

ZIFA operates in the following four regions :

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

Asiagate Scandal

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. Rushwaya,the then programs officer Jonathan Musavengana and FIFA-registered match agent allegedly received US $10,000 for each of the matches.[2] 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. It was also revealed that Monomotapa Football Club had twice impersonated the country's national team.

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