zifa logo.gifFootball supporters have blamed ZIFA for not effectively using grassroots structures in building junior national teams following the National Under 20 side’s dismal showing at the COSAFA Tournament.

The Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association says there is need for the football governing body to raise enough sponsorship to fund a vigorous grassroots development policy that will feed talent into national teams to ensure that there is always a team ready to go into competitions anytime.

The Under 20 National team was recently knocked out of the COSAFA tourney in what analysts described as one of the worst showings by a Zimbabwean team in regional tournaments.

The senior national side were also knocked out of the CECAFA Senior Tuskers Challenge by Uganda, raising questions over the way Zimbabwe prepares for tournaments.