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Zimbabwe Football Chaos As Suspended ZIFA President Felton Kamambo And Board Member Philemon Machana Get Arrested

From The Frying Pan Into The Fire As Multiple Sources Confirm That Zifa President Will Appear In Court On Monday The Sunday Express Suspended ZIFA president Felton Kamambo and board member finance, Philemon Machana, have been arrested on various allegations.

From The Frying Pan Into The Fire As Multiple Sources Confirm That Zifa President Will Appear In Court On Monday

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Suspended ZIFA president Felton Kamambo and board member finance, Philemon Machana, have been arrested on various allegations. Multiple sources confirmed to The Sunday Express last night that Kamambo was detained at the Highlands police station in Harare – and is due to appear in court on Monday.

The suspended duo was picked up on Saturday morning by members of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on fraud and contempt of the Sports and Recreation Commission Act which they were suspended.

The ZIFA board was suspended under Section 30 of the SRC Act.

The Sports and Recreation Commission is a sport’s governing body which was formulated by an act of parliament.
Media reports have been awash with news that Kamambo allegedly used official ZIFA letterhead in all his correspondence to the world football governing body, FIFA and also in local correspondence to other football stakeholders while he was suspended.

He is further alleged to have fraudulently used public funds as well as changing ZIFA accounts to evade authorities.

it has been chaos in the Zimbabwe football Association for weeks on end and this week the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League broke its silence on the suspension of the league’s officials by the Zifa board.

 

 

The Felton Kamambo-led executive announced sanctions against PSL chairman Farai Jere, chief executive officer Kenny Ndebele and the club chairmen of Highlanders, Dynamos and Manica Diamonds.

The accused faced charges of signing a petition calling for an Emergency General Meeting which FIFA blocked.
The members wanted to raise a motion to dissolve the Zifa board.

In a statement, the PSL said the sanctions against its officials are meant to bring division within the league.
“The Premier Soccer League has noted with concern that some of the members of the suspended ZIFA Executive Committee have sent correspondence purportedly suspending the leaders of Caps United FC, Dynamos FC, Highlanders FC and Manica Diamonds FC together with the PSL Chief Executive Officer, Mr Kennedy Ndebele, ” reads the statement.

“The Premier Soccer League condemns this shocking behavior that is tantamount to vindictive and intimidatory tactics by the three suspended Executive Committee members.

“It is surprising that despite being a member of the suspended Executive Committee, the PSL Chairman, Mr Farai Jere was not invited to this so-called Board meeting which effected these suspensions.

 

 

“We would like to categorically state that an attempt to divide the Premier Soccer League family will not be tolerated.”

The statement continues: “It is on record that the ZIFA Executive Committee and the ZIFA Chief Executive Officer were suspended by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) on 16 November 2021 and 27 November 2020 respectively. The suspensions of the said PSL officials are therefore illegal and of no force and effect.

“The PSL Governors unanimously agreed to petition the revocation of the mandate to Executive Committee Members as provided in the ZIFA Statutes after observing a number of irregularities, these being poor governance, lack of transparency and failing to respect the Judicial bodies’ decisions among a plethora of other issues. “We stand by our suspended PSL board members and Chief Executive Officer.”

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