Committee orders 90-day audit for Zifa

The Chronicle

Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter
THE Zifa Restructuring Committee has appointed an international audit firm to perform a forensic audit of Zifa’s books and assets and report back within 90 days.

BDO Zimbabwe Chartered Accountants, who are experts in finance and have offices in the UK, have been hired to audit the national association amid strong indications of rampant financial mismanagement and corruption by the suspended executive committee of Zifa.

The Sports and Recreation Commission slapped Zifa chairman Felton Kamambo and his executive committee with an indefinite suspension in November last year over a litany of charges.

Zifa Restructuring Committee Chairman Blessing Rugara confirmed that BDO Zimbabwe Chartered Accountants had been engaged to carry out a forensic audit of the national association.

He said his team is currently gathering as much information as possible from interested parties and will pursue all relevant fronts in its commitment to clean up Zimbabwean football, which has been badly damaged by allegations of corruption, maladministration , sexual harassment and match-fixing.

“We are currently in the information gathering and investigation phase. We continue to meet with interested parties on many fronts related to football in Zimbabwe,” Rugara said.

“We will deliberately pursue all relevant fronts and in accordance with our phased approach.

“We will update the media and the public in due course as we enter our recommendations phase,” he said.

The other members of the restructuring committee, appointed by the SRC in December last year, are Zimpapers board chairman and sports administration expert Tommy Sithole, bankers Desmond Ali and Joel Gombera, the former director General of the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee Anna Mguni, former Caps United administrator Joyce Kapota, lawyer Rudo Mugandani, football administrator Brian Busani Moyo and former Caps United defender Charles Sibanda.

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