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THE Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) elections appeals committee is still to make a ruling on the controversial Zifa Northern Region elections after it met on Tuesday.

Sports Correspondent

A member of the appeals committee said they had not yet made a ruling on the matter as they were still waiting for other parties to forward their submissions.

“The appeals committee met on Tuesday, but did not make a ruling on the matter. They are still waiting for other parties to make their submissions,” said the source.

The election held last month was challenged by the provinces and some of the losing candidates who cited a flawed voting process which ushered in former Kambuzuma chairman  Saidi Sangula as the Northern Region chair.

Sangula won the elections by 13 votes against DStv Rangers chair Douglas Chitongo’s nine.

Former Zifa Northern Region chairman Francis Zimunya, who is launching a bid to bounce back into the game’s administrative structures, got three votes.

Zimunya and Chitongo challenged the poll outcome, arguing the process was not free and fair as campaigning took place during the course of the election.

The provinces also challenged the poll outcome on the same grounds that it was unconstitutional for candidates to campaign during the course of the election.

The election was nearly stalled as debate raged over the voting rights of the provinces. The clubs wanted two delegates from each of the three provinces to cast their votes while the electoral committee chaired by Tererai Gunje insisted on three delegates per province to cast their votes.

The debate saw clubs requesting time out for caucus meetings as tempers flared.
The elections were finally held after the electoral committee ruled that three delegates per province would vote.

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