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Chiyangwa to topple unpopular leaders
19 Mar 2017 at 05:04hrs | Views
ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa has claimed that he has a green-light from Fifa to remove unpopular football leaders.
Chiyangwa spearheaded the fall of Issa Hayatou, at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) congress on Thursday.
He was campaign manager for Madagascar Football Association president Ahmad Ahmad, who beat Hayatou 34-20 to land the top CAF post.
"This is how it works. I wait to get clearance from Fifa on whom to fight, whether to keep somebody or to deal with them.
" And so with this one [Hayatou's ouster], I had been given the green light to deal with him and I did it, but it's a very long story" Chiyangwa said on arrival at Harare International Airport on Friday.
"I can't announce now at the moment, just know there are plenty of things that are going to happen which are good for Zimbabwean football.
"I think that Zimbabwe is now being regarded at the top in football politics because it's us who crown kings or remove them" he is quoted saying by the Standard.
Chiyangwa is said to have a close relationship with Fifa president Gianni Infantino.
Source - Standard