Govt sport clean up crusade hits ZIFA

Zimbabwe’s sport governing body— the Sports and Recreation Commission — says it is moving in on the Zimbabwe Football Association’s alleged misappropriation of funds amid player unrest at the African Cup of Nations. 
The SRC says it will investigate the circumstances that led to the Warriors’s industrial action on the eve of the AFCON opener and come up with remedial action. “The SRC will investigate thoroughly all allegations relating to ZIFA’s shortcomings and will institute the necessary and decisive disciplinary measures once facts have been established with all material stakeholders,” SRC Board led by Gerald Mlotshwa said in a statement, adding: “In the meantime, the SRC calls upon the nation to focus and rally behind our beloved Warriors, with the promise of remedial action once the AFCON tournament is over.”
This comes after the SRC suspended the Zimbabwe Cricket Board and the Managing Director Givemore Makoni citing the  cricket leaders defiance “of a lawful directive issued to them advising them not to hold their elective AGM on Friday 14 June 2014”. “It cannot be in the national intrest that a national sporting association continues to conduct itself in a manner that suggests that it is and its officials are a law unto themselves,” the SRC said.  The SRC added that while ZC is a member of the International Cricket Council it was still subject to the laws of Zimbabwe.