The government has declared zero tolerance on corruption in football.
The Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwane (pictured), who emphasizes the need for stability in football leadership, says corruption has no room in local football.
Minister Hlongwane has spoken of the need to nip corruption in the bud if Zimbabwean football is to prosper.
The Minister made the remarks at a meeting held with the Zimbabwe Football Association at the local football governing body’s headquarters in the capital.
ZIFA’s past has been shrouded by a lot of negative publicity emanating from poor governance.
Hlongwane has, however, challenged ZIFA’s leadership to ensure there is stability so as to attract meaningful investment.
With ZIFA faced with a huge debt, ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa says a forensic audit is being conducted, after which creditors will be engaged.
Also to come out of the meeting was the need for vibrant junior structures if there is to be any meaningful success in Zimbabwean football.
The need for a review in the current constitution, and the accordance of respect to players by reasonable remuneration are other key issues to come out of the engagements made by the ministry and ZIFA.