Zifa president fails to pay campaign manager

ZIMBABWE Football Association (Zifa) president Felton Kamambo is in hot soup after he failed to pay his campaign manager in last year’s Zifa elections which he won by a slim margin, Zim Morning Post can reveal.

Sources told this publication that former Mhangura Football Club player Kamambo  won Zifa elections last year with the help of Robert Matoka, his campaign manager, beating businessman Phillip Chiyangwa.

Prior to the election, Kamambo had agreed to pay Matoka US$5 000, which has not been paid to date.

“Matoka was his (Kamambo) campaign manager when he beat Chyangwa. He sometimes helped Kamambo to raise funds during the campaign. “Kamambo promised Matoka US$5 000, which up to now he has not paid.

Meanwhile, Matoka has summoned him and the issue is being referred to the courts,” the source,  who did not want to be named, said.

Kamambo did not pick his phone to give his view on the allegations before this publication went to Press.

In last year’s Zifa elections, Kamambo  polled 35 votes against Chiyangwa’s 24, resulting in a re-run as each candidate had not reached the mandated two thirds majority.

Chiyangwa then withdrew from the election and Kamambo was declared the new Zifa president.

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