New ZIFA president Phillip Chiyangwa has cut short his leave to deal with the mess at the national football association. Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa was fired adn since then accusations and counter accusations have been flying around. In a statement late last night, Chiyangwa said he had heeded the call made by the Minister of Sport Makhosini Hlongwane to seriously consider reinstating Pasuwa.

He said, “I, Dr. Phillip Chiyangwa, the President of Zimbabwe Football  Association have respectfully heeded to Minister of Sport and Recreation Honourable  Makhosini Hlongwane’s call to come out of my  leave and address the sacking of the technical team led by Kalisto
Pasuwa and African Nations Championship (Chan)  preparations.


“Consequently, I have dispatched Executive committee member and High performance technical committee chairman Edzai Kasinauyo to meet Pasuwa tomorrow (Saturday) and find an amicable solution. I have also instructed Mr.

Kasinauyo to produce with a detailed report which I shall discuss with Honourable Minister Hlongwane on Sunday (20 December 2015).” He said ZIFA is ready to address public concerns regarding the sacking of Pasuwa and African Nations Championship (CHAN) preparations.

“We appeal to members of the football fraternity and the nation at large to remain calm as we find lasting solutions to problems bedevilling our beautiful game. Football should ultimately be the winner.”

Phillip Chiyangwa


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