ALTHOUGH the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) received funds meant to cushion women’s football from effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the intended recipients are yet to receive the amounts.
“We haven’t received anything yet. We are only hearing it from the press that money has been distributed but nothing has reached our region so far. We are actually looking forward to receive our share,” Chimundiya said.
“We are yet to receive the money. We are still waiting for Zifa to distribute the money. We were only told they will give us the money. I understand they are dealing with PSL clubs for now while working on modalities for teams in other leagues.”
This disparity in the exchange rate has resulted in Zimbabwe slipping back into the era of runaway inflation.
By the time Zifa finally transfers the amounts to women’s football there is a high possibility the relief aid would have been eroded by inflation.
“Zifa takes pride in the emancipation of women through football.
“The Zifa executive committee have an open-door policy and would like to make it clear that women will benefit from the
$500 000 that was allocated by Fifa to women,” Gwesela said.
“Any aggrieved parties are free to approach Zifa offices for clarification.”