Vot­ing for Zifa Awards starts

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sports Re­porter

THE in­au­gu­ral Zifa Awards, where the na­tional foot­ball gov­ern­ing body will hon­our those who have con­trib­uted to the de­vel­op­ment of the game in this coun­try — in­clud­ing the great­est Zim­bab­wean Foot­baller of All-Time as cho­sen by the peo­ple — have been post­poned. The glitzy show, set to fea­ture high-pro­file in­ter­na­tional foot­ball per­son­al­i­ties, was sched­uled to be held at the Harare In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­tre on Novem­ber 11.

How­ever, after a lengthy meet­ing in Harare last week, the com­mit­tee tasked with or­gan­is­ing the show agreed with the Zifa lead­er­ship to post­pone the show to a later date this year be­cause of a num­ber of rea­sons.

“The first thing is that the War­riors will be com­mit­ted on the same date with an in­ter­na­tional match in Namibia and a num­ber of our play­ers are sup­posed to be part of the gala,’’ Tendai Taruvinga, who is the deputy chair­man of the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, said.

“Then some of the key fig­ures in our game, in­clud­ing Zifa pres­i­dent Philip Chiyangwa, who will be host­ing the for­eign­ers ex­pected to grace the event, has been in­vited to Tu­nisia as a guest of the Tu­nisian Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion on the same week­end.

“We have been left with no op­tion but to post­pone the show but we can as­sure the pub­lic that we will try to en­sure that the de­lay is min­i­mal and we will ad­vise of the new date very soon.”

A host of do­mes­tic foot­ball leg­ends, the finest three War­riors ever, the best coach to guide the se­nior na­tional team and the three out­stand­ing Zim­bab­wean foot­ballers, who ex­celled in for­eign leagues last sea­son, are set to be hon­oured at a star-stud­ded awards gala this year.

The best coach to guide the Mighty War­riors, the best ad­min­is­tra­tor to take charge of women’s foot­ball, the best three play­ers to fea­ture for the se­nior women na­tional foot­ball team in his­tory will also be hon­oured at the same glit­ter­ing gala.

Zim­babwe’s most suc­cess­ful foot­ball club, the best pro­fes­sion­ally run foot­ball club in the coun­try in his­tory and the best three coaches to guide do­mes­tic foot­ball clubs since 1980 will also be hon­oured on the same night.

Taruvinga also re­vealed that those who want to take part in the vot­ing process, via text mes­sages, for the great­est Zim­bab­wean foot­baller of all-time, can start do­ing so now on all mo­bile phone net­works.

Peter Ndlovu (PN), Ge­orge Shaya (GS), Moses Chunga (MC) and Bruce Grobbe­laar (BC) are the play­ers who have been short-listed for the award.

“Those who want to vote can sim­ply send an SMS to 35553, and they have to in­clude the ini­tials of the play­ers they will be vot­ing for and their names, for ex­am­ple ‘ZIFA#GB#John Moyo’ if John Moyo wants to vote for Bruce Grobbe­laar or ‘ZIFA#PN#John Moyo’ if he wants to vote to Peter Ndlovu or ‘ZIFA#MC#John Moyo’ if he wants to vote for Moses Chunga or ‘ZIFA#GS#John Moyo’ if they want to vote for Ge­orge Shaya.

“A per­son can vote as many times as he or she wants and the plat­form is al­ready live and run­ning and those who vote will also be in line to win prizes like a Honda Fit, LED TVs and smart­phones.’’- The Her­ald.

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