By Staff Reporter
Zimbabwe football international Marshall Munetsi has called on the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) and Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) to find common ground for the country to play international football.
Zimbabwe was suspended from international football due to Government interference following the suspension of the Felton Kamambo led ZIFA board on allegations of misappropriation of funds among other issues by the SRC.
Posting on twitter, Munetsi sad the country is losing a generation of players because of the ban hence the need for the SRC and ZIFA to find each other.
“As we approach the next set of qualifiers, as football players we are reminded that our national teams remains banned from participating in any international assignments, this reminder cascades down to the fans as well, they can’t enjoy the national teams they love to watch playing.
“As things stand we continue to lose a generation of talented footballers because they do not have opportunities to showcase their talent during national team assignments, this situation continues to harm not only the future of football in the country but it is depriving the general community of the downstream benefits that football can bring to the social economy of the nation.
“I continue to implore to the SRC and ZIFA urging all the parties involved to find common ground and come to an amicable solution that will allow our football to survive as we move into the future. Our football needs us to find each other and for us to move in one direction and speak with one voice. The participation of our country at major tournaments stands to benefit us more,” Munetsi said
The SRC remains adamant that it will not reinstate Kamambo’s board and had set up a ZIFA restructuring committee since the ban in November 2021.