Former Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has responded to the allegations of sabotaging the current executive board.
Chiyangwa is being accused of causing chaos in the Warriors camp which affected the team’s 2019 Afcon campaign.
The association’s new boss Felton Kamambo said on Thursday that Chiyangwa and some individuals fed the players with lies as an act of revenge for their downfall from the helm.
Speaking to the Herald, the former president dismissed the accusations and declared that he no longer has interest in running local football.
‘‘For the avoidance of doubt, let me make it clear that I don’t have any interest in being ZIFA president or any post in that association and, therefore, I have no reason to be fighting anyone because I am above that level now,” he said.
“I did what I did during my time, I had my success stories and it was God’s plan and I walked away with grace, unscathed but some people now want to punish me with allegations that are unfounded.”
Chiyangwa added that he is not concerned with the allegations and will never do anything to destabilise the association.
“I won’t lose sleep over this, my first assignment as ZIFA president was to secure the future of these players by paying off that (Tom) Saintfiet debt so that the boys could play at the World Cup again and I can’t be seen to be destabilising the same team I worked hard to give them a chance to shine on the big stage,” he said.
“I will respond accordingly but I want to say that I am very disappointed with what ZIFA are claiming.”
Board member Chamu Chiwanza, a long time ally of the former boss, is also facing the same allegations and Zifa is contemplating on suspending him at the next board meeting.