. . . the ban on all our national and local teams from participating in international football competitions is a shame
ZIMBABWE international goalkeeper Tatenda Mkuruva has challenged domestic football leaders to solve the deadlock that has led to the country’s suspension from international football.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, the Michigan Stars goalie described Zimbabwe’s suspension by FIFA as a ‘shame’.
FIFA suspended Zimbabwe from international football after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) suspended the Felton Kamambo ZIFA board in October last year in what FIFA deemed third party interference.
FIFA has since directed the SRC to reinstate the suspended board for the world football governing board to lift the suspension on Zimbabwe.
And Mkuruva, who is based in the United States of America, has called on the parties involved to solve the problem.
The former Dynamos goalkeeper posted:
“It’s very sad to (see) what’s happening to our beautiful game of football in Zim, the ban on all our national and local teams from participating in international football competitions is a shame. It’s high time that our leaders or parties involved sit down and resolve all these conflicts to save our football…Football players are losing time, chances and all opportunities to be recognized internationally to further our careers. How do we expect as a nation to compete at the highest level of football when talented young generation dreams are being shattered by things that can be easily solved? #Fixit #saveourfootball #playersaresuffering”
Zimbabwean teams were recently excluded from the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup draws.
The decision came after Zimbabwe failed to meet FIFA conditions required by the world football mother body to overturn its suspension from international tournaments.