Suspended ZIFA board members have been given the green light to contest for posts in the upcoming elective congress set for December 5, the Herald has reported.
The ZIFA Electoral Committee, chaired by Justice Sello Nare, met yesterday and resolved that the affected members — former vice-president Omega Sibanda, board member (finance) Bernard Gwarada and Women’s Football leader Miriam Sibanda — were eligible to file their nomination papers ahead of the vote.
The meeting was attended by FIFA development officer for Central and Southern Africa Ashford Mamelodi, who was in Zimbabwe to get an appreciation of the election roadmap.
In an interview with the Herald, ZIFA Spokesperson confirmed the development,
“A circular will be issued tomorrow (today) pertaining the candidatures. On the eligibility of the board members that had been suspended, it was agreed that they are free and eligible to contest, hence their suspensions fall away,” said Gwesela.
Gwesela also pointed that they will not necessarily take back the positions.