Mamelodi jets in for ZIFA elections

HARARE – FIFA’s Southern Region representative and COSAFA secretary general Ashford Mamelodi is scheduled to arrive here on Friday to monitor the weekend ZIFA Board elections.

In 2005 Mamel

odi was tasked with overseeing the implementation of the Roadmap for ZIFA and submitting a full report to the world soccer governing body.

But it is understood that elections have already run into problems. Elections for the Womens’ Soccer League (ZWSL) were called off after ZIFA said the league had no structures. This means they will be denied funding by the world body.

The move meant that ZWSL would be denied funding from FIFA unless the league puts its house in order.

Another problem arose with the Premier Soccer League, where only the positions of chairman and vice chairman were contested. The other members came in as committee members and were assigned their portfolios at the annual general meeting of the PSL held last weekend in the Midlands.

Two contestants are vying for the top post – former PSL chairman Wellington Nyatanga and sitting board member (finance) and former Eastern Region chairman Cuthbert Dube. The incumbent Rafik Khan, currently in prison for stealing a car radio in 1992, is not standing.

Former PSL boss Tendai Madzorera will face sitting board member (marketing) Jabulani Nkomo and former ZIFA director of coaching and national coach Gibson Homela for the post of vice chair. Sports correspondent

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