CAF to proceed with disciplinary action

16 Mar 2017

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that it will proceed with a disciplinary case against the president of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) and the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZFA), Phillip Chiyangwa.

At its meeting on 14th March 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the presidency of Issa Hayatou (pictured), the CAF executive committee unanimously recommended the CAF disciplinary board to proceed with the case of president, Chiyangwa who has multiplied actions and statements recently that appears to attack the honour of the CAF, its president and the members of the executive committee.

Earlier this month, Chiyangwa escalated his war of words with CAF when threatening legal action against both Hayatou and the organisation's secretary general Hicham El Amrani.

Chiyangwa has been involved in a previous dispute with CAF over a party he hosted in Zimbabwe last month which was attended by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and other African federation heads.

For various reasons, CAF said the meeting was against its regulations and an attempt to destabilise the African football body.

CAF's 54 full member countries will vote in today’s (16th March 2017) presidential election, when there will also be elections for Africa's other six places on the Fifa Council.

The 70-year-old Hayatou is seeking an eighth term in office that would take his 29-year reign into a fourth decade.

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