THE Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) appears to be racing against time in their efforts to engage government on how football can resume in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
“Zifa and PSL are working with the medical committee led by doctor (Edward) Chagonda. We are working on something to try and ensure that football is played again,” Malandule told the Daily News.
“As you are aware that Caf released fixtures for Afcon qualifiers as well as the African Champions League and as it stands we have a window in October where we are trying to arrange a friendly match for the national team.
“We will wait to see if our proposal will be accepted by the ministry of course; our medical and competitions committees are currently looking into that.”
“This is an urgent situation. We need to realise that sport is a huge business and we need to do all we can to start playing again. We are hoping the ministry will be on our side. We will furnish them with the details on how urgent this situation is.“We hope they will allow us to start playing football again. If football does not return we hope they would be able to give us a special exemption so that teams can compete in continental competitions.