It had to wait till the final day of what was a turbulent year, but the Zimbabwe Football Association successfully the 2020 Annual General Meeting on the 31st of December. Initially pencilled for May, in the hope that lockdown restrictions would have been relaxed to allow the resumption of football activities and sanction gatherings of more than 50 people, the indaba was pushed to December 19, then again to the 31st when it eventually took place flawlessly.
More than two-thirds of the 60 members of the ZIFA Assembly were represented at the meeting which took place in Harare. Despite the logistical challenges that naturally came with the restrictions around large gatherings, holding the meeting confirmed that the association judiciously adheres to tenets of corporate governance.
The Mr Kamambo presented the Association’s activity report and dwelled on mainly on 2019 football activities. The president praised the warriors for doing well in 2021 Afcon qualifiers having drawn against Botswana and Algeria at home, lost to Algeria away and won against Zambia away The President covered all football activities for all the affiliates and stressed that More equipment will be distributed among affiliates. The AGM gave councillors the opportunity to discuss the association’s financials for the year 2019, which they ratified. Mr Machana, the Executive Committee Member (Finance) presented the financial statements and expounded that the financials were adopted by the Zifa finance committee as a true reflection of all financial activities which occurred in the year under review and the financial position of the Association as at 31 December 2019. The Chairman of the Finance committee further explained that the Association posted inflation-adjusted profitable results as well as having for the first time in more than a decade a “positive net worth position”.
On the adverse opinion issued by the Auditors PNA in the financial statements, the finance guru explained that this was largely resultant from an operating fiscus environment and monetary policy that were in place in the year under review which is beyond the control or influence of the association.
Among other issues, the following important issues were deliberated on by the football aristocracy:
- The 2020 proposed budget was approved as presented
- Congress resolved to appoint PNA Auditors for the 2020 financial year.
- The congress adopted FIFA Anti-doping regulations
- Board resolutions were ratified which included staff rationalisation, FIFA projects and FIFA creditors settlement.