By Tafadzwa Mpofu
Zimbabwe Football Association has advised all football stakeholders around the country that football activities will remain suspended until further notice despite the relaxation of lockdown conditions by the Government.
This was announced during an emergency meeting held in Harare on Sunday 3 May 2020.
The association is confidence that football action will return soon to play its part in the healing and resuscitation of the nation, after all the leagues in the country were suspended in March due to the world wide coronavirus pandemic.
“The threat posed by the virus is real and we advice all stakeholders to remain vigilant and patient as the battle against covid-19 draws to an inevitable end,” said Xolisani Gwasela, the communications and competitions manager.
“As is the norm, the path to normalcy shall be derived from the policies implemented by the Government of the Republic and the guidance from CAF and FIFA.
“The Association in supporting the government’s decision, notes that the only important issue at the moment is safety and healthy of all football stakeholders and the nation as a whole,”said Gwasela.
In the meeting, it was also noted that other football associations were planning to resume football operations around August or September 2020.
” For ZIFA, should the season begin in September such will see us also aligning our football calendar with the rest of the world,” he added.