ZIFA lobbies for CAF representation

The Zimbabwe Football Association is lobbying for representation of its members in the Confederation of African Football Committees.

ZIFA president Cuthbert Dube said this week he was lobbying for inclusion in order to ensure fairness in decision making.

He said it was unfair that some national football associations had representatives in more than one Caf committee.

"We need to have more of our members into the Caf committees to ensure there is transparency in the running of the African game. I have noticed that some FA have representatives in more than one Caf Committee.

This should be the same with us. We need to have for example our people in the referees committee so that they will have a say in the appointment of referees for various assignments,” said Dube who was last month selected into the Caf's organising committee for the Under-20 Championships.

Dube, who was elected Zifa president in March last year, received the recognition during the Caf general meeting in Cairo.

Caf vice president, Almamy Kabele Camara of Guinea, will chair the committee that has Adam Mthetwa of Swaziland as the other official from Southern Africa.

By getting into the organising committee, Dube joins the list of former Zifa bosses, Nelson Chirwa (late), Leo Mugabe, Wellington Nyatanga and Rafik Khan who have sat on the Caf committees.

The 13-man committee has reminded national associations that December 31 would be the deadline for entries for the finals to take place in Algeria in 2013.

During the same gathering, Caf also set up committees for the inter-clubs championships and the Under-17. Long serving Caf president Issa Hayatou will chair the inter-club committees.

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