Chagonda, Manandi in race for Zifa com­mit­tee po­si­tions

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Sikhum­buzo Moyo

FOR­MER Zim­babwe Tourism Author­ity pub­lic re­la­tions chief Sugar Chagonda and Barry Manandi are re­port­edly gun­ning for seats on the Zifa ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee in the De­cem­ber 1 polls.

The two pub­lic re­la­tions ex­perts col­lected nom­i­na­tion forms last week ahead of to­mor­row’s dead­line, ac­cord­ing to well placed sources.

“I’m cer­tainly con­sid­er­ing run­ning, but still tak­ing ad­vice,” said Manandi when con­tacted for com­ment yesterday.

Chagonda, who is now head of pub­lic re­la­tions and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment at the Zim­babwe Con­sol­i­dated Di­a­mond Com­pany, did not re­spond to ques­tions sent to him, but Chron­i­cle Sport has it on good author­ity that he is in the run­ning.

Upon tak­ing up the post at the di­a­mond com­pany, Chagonda was ap­pointed sec­re­tarygen­eral of Pre­mier­ship bound Man­ica Di­a­monds.

The Zifa ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee is made up of eight mem­bers, the pres­i­dent, vice-pres­i­dent, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Pre­mier Soc­cer League as well as the Zim­babwe Women’s Soc­cer League and four mem­bers that are elected by the 58 del­e­gates sit­ting as the elec­toral college.

In­cum­bent board mem­ber for fi­nance Phille­mon Machana long de­clared his can­di­da­ture as well as the as­so­ci­a­tion’s pres­i­dent Phillip Chiyangwa and his deputy Omega Sibanda.

Bu­l­awayo City FC pro­to­col of­fi­cer Ed­die Chivero also con­firmed last week that he will con­test the board mem­ber po­si­tion.

Re­cently elected South­ern Re­gion board mem­ber and for­mer ref­eree Bry­ton Ma­lan­d­ule is also said to be keen on con­test­ing na­tional board post.

Mlungisi Moyo who con­tested and lost the Bu­l­awayo Cen­tral seat in the July har­monised elec­tions in­di­cated last week that he wants to con­test the post of vice pres­i­dent.

For­mer ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­ber Fel­ton Ka­mambo last week called for an ex­ten­sion of the nom­i­na­tion dead­line on the ba­sis that he was de­nied ac­cess to nom­i­na­tion pa­pers by the sec­re­tar­iat. Ka­mambo is serv­ing a three-year sus­pen­sion from foot­ball on al­le­ga­tions of seek­ing sexual favours from mem­bers of the Mighty War­riors’ squad.

Sugar Chagonda

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