FIFA sanctions: what they mean for football Zim


FIFA announced sanctions against Zimbabwe on Thursday after government interference in the game.

The country was banned from international football along with Kenya.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirmed the sanctions at a press conference, saying: “We had to suspend two of our member associations; Kenya and Zimbabwe for government interference in the activities of football associations.

“Thus, football associations are immediately disqualified from any football activity and they know what needs to be done before they can be re-admitted,” he added.

Infantino wants the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) to restore the suspended Zifa board led by Felton Kamambo.

What do FIFA sanctions mean for Zimbabwean football

FIFA has filed charges under Article 13 of the FIFA Statutes, which means that ZIFA has lost all membership rights.

National teams will no longer be eligible to participate in any international events and games until the deviation from the administration is lifted.

The Association or any of its members or officials will no longer benefit from development programs, courses or training from FIFA and / or CAF, while funding has also been reduced.

However, the domestic league may continue, but clubs will not be allowed to play in the CAF Champions League, Confederations Cup or any other authorized FIFA / CAF tournament.

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FIFA sanctions: what they mean for football Zim

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