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Zimbabwe Government Dares FIFA By Sacking ‘Corrupt’ Football Association

The Government of Zimbabwe has followed the route taken by Kenya after it suspended the country’s football association ZIFA, whose leadership is under investigation for corruption.

Last week, Kenyan investigators arrested FKF President Nick Mwendwa on corruption charges.

He has since been released on bail with a court ruling due later today whether the prosecution could detain him for 14 days for interrogation.

FIFA said they will be open for dialogue with Kenyan authorities.

The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) of Zimbabwe has now suspended the executive board of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) with immediate effect, a report said.

The SRC announced the development, but did not reveal the reason behind the suspension.

The board is led by Felton Kamambo, who has been fighting corruption charges in court.

The suspension comes months before the association holds its elective congress.

The polls are set to happen in March 2022.


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