HARARE CITY Football Club chairman Leslie Gwindi finally apologised to Zifa, Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the league sponsors yesterday, meet the remaining condition set aside by the Zifa disciplinary committee which found him guilty of bringing the game of football into disrepute.
Gwindi was remorseful and published an apology in the Press.
He emphasised the utterances he made were never intended to cause any harm, but were made pursuant to freedom of expression bestowed on him by the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
“Following the decision of the Zifa Disciplinary Committee which found me guilty of using bad language and sentenced me to, among other things, publish an apology to Zifa, the PSL and the league sponsors, I do hereby unreservedly retract my statements made at Bulawayo Sports Club which were ruled to be in bad taste by the committee and sincerely apologise to Zifa and its executive members, PSL and the league sponsors Delta Beverages for any inconvenience caused.
“The utterances were never intended to cause any harm, but were made pursuant to freedom of expression bestowed on me by the Constitution of Zimbabwe and for the furtherance of football in Zimbabwe.
“If I overstepped in the process and injured feelings of some other people, I apologise,” Gwindi’s apology reads.
The former PSL secretary-general was found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute following his public utterances in Bulawayo in March last year.