Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) and Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) president, Philip Chiyangwa, has reportedly threatened to take legal action against Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Issa Hayatou, and his secretary general, Hicham El Amrani.
CAF has accused Chiyangwa of insurbodination after the latter threw a birthday bash in Harare last month and invited FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, and other African FA presidents, despite warnings. Chiyangwa has has hit back previously, stating that the occasion was not a CAF meeting.
Chiyangwa’s actions have resulted in him being put on the agenda of the CAF Executive Committee meeting set for next week.
Speaking to the BBC, Chiyangwa said, “They shouldn’t dare me with silly innuendos – making nefarious allegations.
“My legal team is preparing to go into battle against President Issa Hayatou and Secretary General Hicham El Amrani.
“If necessary following any deliberations that are prejudicial to my interests and standing, I will be taking legal recourse to the extent that Hayatou and El Amrani will be held personally liable for defamation,” he added.
Chiyangwa has been campaigning for Mauritius CAF presidential election candidate, Ahmad Ahmad, who will take on Hayatou on the 16th of March in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.