Zim Women Foot­ball ex­ec­u­tive elec­tions slated for Oc­to­ber

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

ZIFA have di­rected that elec­tions be held in Oc­to­ber for a sub­stan­tive Zim­babwe Women Foot­ball ex­ec­u­tive that has not had a sub­stan­tive leader since the sus­pen­sion of Miriam Sibanda in April last year.

Elec­tions will be held in Harare on Oc­to­ber 22.

Sibanda was sus­pended to­gether with board mem­bers Ben Mamoshe and Ed­win Magosvongwe .

“It is the con­sid­ered view that Zifa en­sures an elab­o­rate women soc­cer devel­op­ment pro­gramme that will see the girl child re­ceive proper and due sup­port. Women foot­ball is for­ever un­der con­tes­ta­tion and in or­der to bring an end to power con­tes­ta­tions, I have de­cided that elec­tions be held in Oc­to­ber 2016.

‘‘There are forces that have been caus­ing may­hem in and around women foot­ball be­fore and af­ter I took of­fice,” said Zifa pres­i­dent Philip Chiyangwa. The Zifa boss or­dered all women foot­ball clubs to be reg­is­tered be­fore the end of this month as he moves to reg­u­larise women foot­ball in the coun­try. “Upon reg­is­tra­tion, each club will go through vet­ting in or­der to en­sure of­fi­cials are in of­fice be­fore next month. Zifa will pub­lish reg­is­tered clubs, fol­lowed by the an­nounce­ment for Women Premier League and first divi­sion elec­tions both of which will re­quire chair­per­sons who will be ap­proved by congress and will be eli­gi­ble for a seat on the Zifa coun­cil,” said Chiyangwa in a state­ment. Eliz­a­beth Langa is the act­ing chair­per­son of Zim­babwe Women Foot­ball and is deputised by Ce­cilia Gambe.

Eliz­a­beth Langa

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