Zimbabwe Football Association (FA) chair Philip Chiyangwa has threatened to sue the president and secretary general of Africa’s football body Confederation of African Football (CAF), according to reports in Africa.

Chiyangwa received warnings from the continental football agency not to host a party in Harare as he proposed to. CAF claimed the gathering is an attempt to rattle the body but Chiyangwa went on to do so.

“They shouldn’t dare me with silly innuendos – making nefarious allegations. My legal team is preparing to go into battle against President Issa Hayatou and Secretary General Hicham El Amrani. If necessary following any deliberations that are prejudicial to my interests and standing, I will be taking legal recourse to the extent that Hayatou and El Amrani will be held personally liable for defamation,” a statement credited to the COSAFA chief reads.

The Executive Committee of CAF is set to convene in Ethiopia on March 14, two days before the presidential election where Hayatou would compete against Ahmad, the head of Madagascar’s FA. Chiyangwa is the campaign manager of Hayatou’s sole competition to unseat him in CAF, hence the altercations.

Hayatou has been the president of CAF since 1988 – making him the longest-serving CAF president. He is campaigning to remain in office amidst record level of dissatisfaction of his rule and long term. (more…)


For the third time since the history of the competition, Zimbabwe would be returning to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with the hope of shrugging of their minnows tag and making it to the top of the competition in 2017.

According to a statement published by cafonline.com which is the website of the African Football Confederation (CAF), the team is hoping to get better in this competition having failed in 2004 and 2006 to make it beyond the group stages of the tournament.

In terms of cumulative TV audience, the prestigious AFCON competition which is organized among African countries, is the third world football competition. It ranks only behind the FIFA World Cup and the European Nations Championship.

The 2017 edition of the event is sponsored by Total and hosted by Gabon. 16 strong teams will be competing for honours in this edition of the biennial championship. Zimbabwe have been placed in Group B with three other top countries which are Senegal, Tunisia and Algeria, all North African countries. (more…)