SRC Suspends ZIFA Board on Allegations of Corruption

The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has announced the suspension of the Zimbabwe Football Association board.

The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) said it suspended the Zifa board for mismanagement and lack of accountability on use of public funds, failing to deal with sexual harassment of female referees and gross incompetence.

The SRC said the Zifa board was suspended in terms of Section 30 (i) (c) of the SRC Act.


“(1) Where the Board considers that any registered national association—: conducted itself in a manner which is contrary to national interest; the Board may, after affording the association concerned an opportunity of making representations in the matter, do either or both of the following–, I. suspend all or II. any of its officers.”


The ZIFA board is led by Felton Kamambo who has been dragged to court on several occasions facing graft charges.

The suspension follows Zimbabwe’s disastrous World Cup 2022 campaign, which resulted in the warriors anchoring the group previously thought to be easily passable.

The suspension is likely to attract severe sanctions from the world football governing body FIFA which does not tolerate government interference in football matters.


A FIFA ban could see the Warriors being barred from participating in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be held in Cameroon early next year.