ZIFA Elections Postponed

The elections will now be held on February 5 after the confusion surrounding the constitution and the $500 election fees have been cleared.

The affiliates which were set to go for polls are the Premier Soccer League, the Women’s Soccer League, the Five A Side Soccer League, provinces and regions. The affiliates were supposed to choose their leaders some of whom would sit on the all powerful Zifa Council which will elect the Zifa board in March.

A number of stakeholders meetings to look at the outstanding issues have been lined up in all the four corners of the country before the football family can go to elecstions.

The first is set for Harare on Saturday where the matters of concern would be discussed with resolutions made to be forwarded to the Zifa board.

According to Beki Nyoni, who is co-ordinating the Harare meeting, the football family has first decided to look at the constitution which will be used for the Zifa board elections and to decide whether it is necessary for aspiring candidates to pay the $500 election fees since this is not provided for in the constitution.

There is confusion over which constitution will be used as there are three constitutions in operation. There is the 2004 constitution which is registered with Fifa and the one done in 2008 which was forwarded to the Sports and Recretaion Commission and the one that was ammended in 2009 and is still to be endorsed.

The Zifa afiliates polls will be followed by the much talked about Zifa board elections which have been set for March 22.