Confereration of African Netball Associations (CANA) would attempt to block a constitutional draft by the International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) later this week.
CANA’s secretary general Sherry Khamis said the amendments have been done without consultation or involving zone five members of the federation.
The IFNA’s constitutional amendments are expected to be approved by members of the body in a meeting supposed to be held in Johannesburg on May 15.
Khamis mentioned the IFNA zone five countries that were sidelined from the amendments as Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Djibouti.
She said the draft has been prepared by zone six member countries while overlooking their zone five counterparts.
Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa and Namibia forms the zone six membership fleet or IFNA.
Khamis says CANA has been shocked by the decision to endorse the constitutional draft in South Africa with a huge oversight of the zone five members.
She said IFNA has been in bad terms with CANA ever since the latter held its general election in 2007.
It is alleged that some officials of the zone six members who aspired for posts during the CANA election lost and that is the source of poor cooperation.
Khamis said a big rift is now underway to divide the CANA members and IFNA as a result of the 2007 elections.