Zim Women Foot­ball can­di­dates fees set

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo

AS­PIR­ING Zim­babwe Women Foot­ball chair­per­son can­di­dates will fork out $500 for the Novem­ber 19 elec­tions.

Can­di­dates for the deputy chair­per­son post will pay $400, as­pir­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers will part with $300, while nom­i­na­tion forms cost $50.

The elec­tions, ac­cord­ing to the elec­toral com­mit­tee chaired by re­tired judge Jus­tice Selo Nare, will be held on Novem­ber 19 at a venue to be ad­vised. The com­mit­tee met on Tues­day to craft a roadmap for women’s foot­ball in ac­cor­dance with the dic­tates of the Zifa elec­toral code.

Nom­i­na­tion opened on Wed­nes­day and will close on Novem­ber 2, with the vet­ting of nom­i­nees set to be con­ducted on Novem­ber 5. The ap­peals win­dow will be open from Novem­ber 6-9.

Ac­cord­ing to the Jus­tice Nare com­mit­tee, the fi­nal list of suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will be pub­lished on Novem­ber 14.

In terms of ar­ti­cle 21 of the Zifa con­sti­tu­tion, the Zim­babwe Women Soccer League is rep­re­sented by four delegates in the Zifa assembly and should all be fe­male.

Ar­ti­cle 32 states that the chair­per­son of the Women Soccer League is a mem­ber of the Zifa ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee.

In terms of Ar­ti­cle 47, the chair­per­son of the Women Soccer League also chairs the women foot­ball stand­ing com­mit­tee, but all na­tional teams are man­aged by the Zifa ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee.

“Only the chair­per­sons of clubs which com­plied with the Zifa re­quire­ments shall be el­i­gi­ble to vote, the dead­line has since ex­pired. We will dis­close com­pli­ant clubs to the elec­toral col­lege,” said Zifa com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager Xolisani Gwe­sela. In mid-Au­gust, Zifa pres­i­dent Philip Chiyangwa is­sued a com­mu­niqué ad­vis­ing clubs to reg­u­larise their op­er­a­tions by reg­is­ter­ing with the na­tional as­so­ci­a­tion on or be­fore the Au­gust 31 dead­line. How­ever, South­ern Re­gion Women’s Foot­ball chair­per­son Takundwa Chimundiya told Chron­i­cle Sport last month that no for­mal com­mu­ni­ca­tion was sent to the clubs. The women foot­ball elec­tions come at a time when Fifa has just un­veiled an am­bi­tious pro­gramme that will see mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions get­ting $315 mil­lion to in­cen­tivise in­vest­ment in the de­vel­op­ment of the women’s game, in­clud­ing funds for the suc­cess­ful or­gan­i­sa­tion of girls’ leagues, women’s pro­fes­sional leagues and the cre­ation of a de­vel­op­ment strat­egy for the game. This is in ad­di­tion to the re­sources com­mit­ted through the new Women’s Foot­ball Divi­sion. Fifa has also set a goal of dou­bling to 60 mil­lion the num­ber of fe­male foot­ball play­ers world­wide by 2026 through the de­vel­op­ment and ex­e­cu­tion of a strat­egy to bring women’s foot­ball to the main­stream. El­iz­a­beth Langa leads the Zim­babwe Women Foot­ball in­terim com­mit­tee and is deputised by Ce­cilia Gambe, with Musa Ntonga, Beaula Msarah and Rose­mary Muzvidziwa serv­ing as com­mit­tee mem­bers. — @skhu­moyo2000.

Xolisani Gwe­sela

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