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Fifa to come up with set of rules for player agents

FIFA is working on reforms governing player agents, likely to be effected in September.

Report by Albert Marufu

According to the supreme soccer controlling body’s media department, the proposed reforms on the player agents set of rules will be presented at the 63rd Fifa Congress in Mauritius from May 30 to 31.

“The reform process of Fifa player agents’ regulations has been the subject of extensive discussions and consultations within the football community,” said Fifa in a statement.

The aim of these discussion was to achieve a high degree of acceptance for any future option and set of rules and ultimately to propose a new system that is more transparent and easier to administer and put in place, it said.

“During the latest discussions on this matter, the common position that has been put forward by the relevant parties is that of minimum standards/requirements to be contained in Fifa’s future regulatory framework,” Fifa said. “The precise content of this future set of regulations is to be defined by a working group composed of all relevant stakeholders. This latest approach will be presented at the 63rd Fifa Congress in Mauritius from May 30-31. Discussions will then proceed as per standard procedures and within Fifa’s competent bodies.”

Zimbabwe has 31 registered player agents and notable names are Desmond Ali, Ralph Nkomo, Gibson Mahachi, Winston Makamure, Stanley Makombe, Kennedy Mapeza and Omega Sibanda.

Nkomo represents top Zimbabwe strikers Nyasha Mushekwi, Benjani Mwaruwari as well as Onismor Bhasera and Quincy Antipas. Mahachi handles Soccer-Star-of-the-Year Denver Mukamba and Dynamos midfielder Devon Chafa.

According to the official Fifa website, player agents have not been licensed by Fifa since 2001 and are only licensed directly by each association.

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