The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has called on all football stakeholders involved in any player transfers to engage bonafide intermediaries, duly registered and licensed by the local football mother body.
ZIFA communications manager Xolisani Gwesela said in that vein, the local football governing mother body strongly warns all individuals and corporates who are masquerading as intermediaries to desist from handling player transfers, failure of which will force the association to invoke football statues on the offending parties.
“ZIFA recently invited applications from individuals and corporates interested in becoming intermediaries, and all who are interested are encouraged to apply for licensing in order to avoid punitive action,” said Gwesela.
Meanwhile, ZIFA would like to categorically state that it fully recognises and respects the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ) as a trade union for players.
Gwesela added that the association (ZIFA) strongly urges FUZ to stick to its mandate, while avoiding encroaching into the association’s football business.
The ZIFA Player Status Committee is the only football authority sanctioned to deliberate on disputes involving players and clubs.