PPC on Youth postponed to Wednesday

By Lawrence Trusida Sport Editor

THE state of local football has attracted the interest of the government, with the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation inviting the Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) to give oral evidence on the status of Zimbabwean football.

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation invited the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation alongside the Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) to give oral evidence on the state of Zimbabwean football.

However, the session was postponed to this Wednesday after the SRC failed to send a representative.

“We are adjourning because SRC chairperson was not here and even any other board members to answer questions that we have, what we are doing here is we want to have an understanding of the situation,” said Honourable Mathias Tongofa, the chairperson for the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation.

In November last year, the SRC suspended the Felton Kamambo led ZIFA board on various allegations including abuse of public funds.

During his keynote address at commemorations to mark National Youth day in Harare this Monday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa castigated corrupt sports administrators, calling on all those involved to be brought to book.

“The overall performance of our national teams has revealed glaring gaps within our sports, in terms of lack of corporate governance, junior policy development and talent identification, my government has set aside resources to improve infrastructure and the sports sector,” said the President.

The Parliamentary Portfolio committee is now expected to seat at 10 am this Wednesday.