Just on time! Zimbabwe, under suspension by FIFA since February 2022, will now feature in Wednesday draw of the preliminary competition for the 2026 World Cup.

This is sequel to the lifting of the ban imposed by FIFA.  The Bureau of the FIFA Council has this Monday lifted the suspension and appoints normalisation committee

According to FIFA, the normalisation committee will  run the daily affairs of Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) to restructure the its administration.

The normalisation committee will, with help of FIFA, establish a collaboration agreement between the Ministry of Sport/the SRC and ZIFA, which will define the responsibilities and objectives of each party, including (but not exclusively) on the topic of sexual harassment;

The committee is to also review the ZIFA Statutes and Electoral Code to ensure their compliance with the FIFA Statutes and requirements, and to ensure their adoption by the ZIFA Congress;

It will also act as an electoral committee in order to organise and conduct elections of a new ZIFA Board based on the newly aligned ZIFA Statutes and Electoral Code; and finally, it will ensure a proper financial handover to the new ZIFA Board.

The normalisation committee is composed as follows:

– Mr Lincoln C. Mutasa (chairman)

– Mr Sikhumbuzo Ndebele (member)

– Ms Rosemary Mugadza (member)

– Ms Nyasha Tashinga Sanyamandwe (member)

While the mentioned individuals will assume their duties with immediate effect, it was decided that all members of the normalisation committee must pass an eligibility check to be carried out by the FIFA Review Committee in accordance with the FIFA Governance Regulations.

The period of time during which the normalisation committee will perform its functions will expire as soon as it has fulfilled all of its duties, but by 30 June 2024 at the latest.

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