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SRC hearing before Parly on state of football postponed


By Online Desk |  1 year ago | sport


The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation was yesterday forced to postpone a scheduled hearing with the Sports and Recreation Commission that was meant to update parliamentarians on the state of football in the country.

Concerned by Zimbabwe’s prolonged suspension from FIFA and CAF-sanctioned events, the parliamentarians had summoned the sports regulator to explain the progress regarding the steps being taken to bring normalcy to the game.

However, the meeting could not take place after the Sports Commission sent an apology that some of their members were not available for the session due to circumstances beyond their control.

“We have postponed the meeting because we received a message that some of the members of the SRC delegation have been caught up with some pressing business, which is beyond their own control.

“So a new date will be announced; they will let us know when they are ready,” said a Parliament official.

The legislators resolved to call the commission following their recent meeting with the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, Kirsty Coventry.

The parliamentarians expressed their worries over Zimbabwe’s suspension by FIFA.

Zimbabwe’s membership was suspended by the world football governing body in February last year.