Football Association Boss Accused of Misusing FIFA Resources Privately
- A football boss has got himself into a tough situation he will have to convincingly explain away
- The Zimbabwe Football Association's acting president Gift Banda has been accused of misusing FIFA resources
- It is alleged that he used equipment acquired by world football's governing body for political campaigns
The Zimbabwe Football Association's acting president Gift Banda has got a lot of explaining to do.
He has been accused of misusing equipment provided by FIFA for his personal use.
According to The Herald, Banda, a member of parliament, held a tournament in his constituency of Njube-Lobengula where participating teams received equipment that had been provided by world football's governing body's grant for the development of the game.
He has boldly refuted these allegations, asserting that the ZIFA board passed a resolution allowing members to receive an allocation that they could 'dole' out to their areas of choice.
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"It's not a secret that we have distributed football equipment to the area zones. This was a resolution that was passed way before the former president Felton Kamambo and the other board members had been suspended by the Sports Commission and eventually getting booted out by the ZIFA Congress.
"All the board members got their allocations and they distributed them to the areas of their choices (while Banda was suspended by the board). No new resolution was made when I came in, we just used the same resolution and the minutes are there in black and white."
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Source: Sports Brief News