The national women’s football team is currently participating in the COSAFA Women’s Championship in South Africa, where they have advanced to the semi-finals and are slated to face Zambia this Friday.
Chairperson of the ZIFA Normalisation Committee, Lincoln Mutasa, has officially confirmed that the association is looking into allegations brought to their attention by the team’s Safeguarding Officer, Dorothy Mugari, who is accompanying the delegation in Pretoria.
In a statement, Mutasa emphasized the gravity of the matter: “The Zimbabwe Football Association has received a report of misconduct amongst members of the senior women’s technical team.
“The team traveled with a qualified Safeguarding Officer who is on the ground attending to the matter.
“The association is taking the matter seriously and is currently conducting independent investigations to get to the bottom of the allegations.”
While the details of these sexual misconduct allegations have not been fully disclosed, it’s crucial to emphasize that the focus of the investigation appears to be on members of the technical team.
The seriousness with which ZIFA is treating the issue underscores the commitment to addressing any misconduct within the organization promptly.
Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors have been a source of national pride and inspiration for many, and these allegations, if substantiated, could be a significant setback not only for the team but for women’s sports in Zimbabwe as a whole.
The investigations will play a vital role in ensuring that justice is served and that such behavior is not tolerated in the world of sports.
As the inquiry proceeds, the spotlight remains on the Mighty Warriors‘ performance on the pitch, as they strive for success in the COSAFA Women’s Championship, even in the midst of these concerning off-field developments.