Cuthbert Dube shown the exit

Zifa president Cuthbert Dube will miss the Fifa presidential elections set for May 29 in Zurich after he was shown the door at a Zifa Council Extraordinary General meeting Saturday.

Cuthbert Dube
Cuthbert Dube

Dube was due to cast his vote on behalf of the association and Zimbabwe as a country but will not be able to do so after events that took centre stage at a Zifa Council Extraordinary General meeting yesterday (Saturday.)

The meeting unanimously agreed to terminate Dube’s term of office with immediate effect for failing to execute his duties efficiently. Ormega Sibanda was appointed to act as president for the time being.

Also sacked with Dube are his close allies Fungai Chihuri and Tawengwa Hara while the fate of Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze will be up for up discussion at the next Zifa board meeting. There are suggestions that he, too, in on his way out.

Zifa northern region secretary general Sweeney Mushonga who chaired the meeting said the decision to fire Dube was done according the Zifa Constitution following Article 22 which empowers the Council to remove the board when they feel they are not working in the interest of the game.

Although only 30 of the 58 Zifa Councillors attended the meeting they constitute a quorum to make binding decisions, according to Mushonga.

The Councillors resolved that the cash-strapped association would allow national teams to take part in international tournaments only when there are funds available.

The Fifa presidential elections will see four candidates incumbent Josep Sepp Blater, Ali Bin Al Hussein, Luis Figo and and Michael van Praag.

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