CONTROVERSIAL Women’s Soccer League chairperson, Susan Chibizhe has complied with a directive issued by the Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Aenias Chigwedere to cede her membership in
the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC).
Chigwedere wrote to Chibizhe last week advising her of his decision to drop her from the SRC board.
Chibizhe, who was expected by many in the soccer fraternity to challenge Chigwedere’s decision, said this week she will abide by the minister’s decision.
“He is the responsible minister,” responded Chibizhe. “He is the one who appointed me, so it is up to him to drop me. I abide by his decision.”
In his letter dated September 5, Chigwedere wrote: “The current Zifa saga has demonstrated beyond any doubt that a board member of the SRC who is also a member of the Zifa board has a serious conflict of interest.
“Accordingly, I write to inform you that in the interest of sport, I advise that I drop you from the SRC board so that you concentrate on the Zifa board.”
Chibizhe has in the past ignored calls for her to cede one of her positions either in the Zifa or SRC boards as the squabbles within the soccer leadership in the country intensified.
Sources within the soccer fraternity however said Chibizhe’s removal from the SRC board would mean someone else in soccer should replace her.
The game now lacks representation within the SRC board. – Staff Writer.