FIFA nullifies Dube expulsion

FIFA has nullified the expulsion of Cuthbert Dube, the ZIFA president.

Cuthbert Dube
Cuthbert Dube

Dube was recently expelled over alleged incompetence, together with two other ZIFA members, Tawengwa Hara and Fungai Chihuri.

FIFA however ruled that the ZIFA constitution was not followed.

The fate of the three will now be known on June 16 at an extraordinary general meeting.

An unnamed FIFA official was quoted in local media reports confirming the association’s position.

"We have taken note of the different events which led to the current situation in ZIFA. According to article 28 of the Constitution, the executive committee of ZIFA has to convene an extraordinary congress within three months if one-third of the members ask(s) for it.

"Since the request was made on 16 March 2015, the three-month time lapse has not been completed yet, the deadline being 16 June 2015. In addition, the extraordinary congress should have been convened by the secretary-general and chaired by the president, which was not the case.

"Therefore, the conditions set in the ZIFA constitution have not been met and the alleged extraordinary congress of 17 May 2015 is thus considered null and void. Pursuant to art. 17 par. 3 of the FIFA Statutes, any member's bodies that have been elected or appointed by the Member shall not be recognised by FIFA.

"Furthermore, art. 17 par. 4 of the FIFA Statutes underlines that decisions passed by bodies that have not been elected or appointed by the member association shall not be recognised by FIFA," said the official.

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