SRC gives thumbs up to Zifa constitution

Staff Writer

THE Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has provisionally registered the amended constitution of the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa), paving way for elections at the troubled soccer gove

rning body.

In a letter dated September 29, Robert Mutsauki, the acting SRC chairman advised Zifa about the provisional registration of the amended constitution.

“The Commission has provisionally registered the amended constitution and this allows Zifa to use the amended constitution for its business,” the letter says.

Joseph Rusike, the acting Zifa council president welcomed the SRC decision and said elections would be held in terms of the amended constitution. He however gave no definite date.

“This effectively makes the constitution legally binding and elections will be held in terms of the registered constitution,” said Rusike.

However, there are areas in the constitution that the SRC recommended be revisited.

“There are articles that need refinement. For instance, the tenure of office of the council president and the chairman of the board should be defined as provided in the constitution adopted on May 3,” said Mutsauki.

The terms adopted on May 3 suggest that the tenure of office be reduced. Zifa chief executive officer Edgar Rodgers said the association would work on the necessary modalities to come up with a date for elections.