The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) is making no apologies in the aftermath of the Zimbabwe Football Association’s (ZIFA) hitback accusing the national sports governing body as interfering.
ZIFA yesterday reacted furiously to a letter issued out by the SRC stating the need for ZIFA to abide by its constitution.
Despite a damning letter which accused Acting SRC Director General Joseph Muchechetere and SRC chairman Edward Siwela of interfering with ZIFA matters.
Muchechetere however yesterday argued their input merely provided advice on the need for adherence to statutes.
There has been debate surrounding the legitimacy of the ZIFA leadership beyond 31 March 2018 with some sections arguing the Phillip Chiyangwa led board will have no mandate of leading local football beyond the end of next month.
ZIFA lawyer Itai Ndudzo said there has been a misinterpretation of the constitution thus creating unnecessary confusion.
According to section 38 article 1 of the ZIFA Constitiution, “The president shall be elected by the congress for a period of four years. His mandate shall begin after the end of the congress which has elected him and a president maybe re-elected once”.
Ndudzo argues nowhere in the ZIFA Constitution does it state that in the event of a vote of no confidence, the president that will have taken over will do so for the remainder of the term.
With counter arguments emerging and with just over a month and a half to go before the perceived lapse in the current leadership’s tenure, it remains to be seen how events will unfold.