December 10 – FIFA is to send a delegation to observe the forthcoming and increasingly bitter Zimbabwe football federation elections pencilled in for December 16.
FIFA secretary-secretary Fatma Samoura was responding to presidential aspirant Felton Kamambo after he had made a passionate appeal to postpone the date to January in his bid to unseat Philip Chiyangwa (pictured right with FIFA president Gianni Infantino).
FIFA has refused to approve Kamambo’s request and also dismissed his claims that FIFA Director Africa and Caribbean Region Veron Mosengo-Omba was biased in favour of the Chiyangwa leadership.
“We would like to seize this opportunity to inform you that FIFA will deploy a delegation to Harare to observe the electoral proceedings,” said Samoura’s letter.
“In this context we strongly repudiate the unfounded and defamatory allegation that Mr Veron Mosengo-Omba, FIFA Director Africa and Caribbean Region, would be in any way compromised or partial with regard to the upcoming ZIFA elections.”
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