…battle for vacant posts heats up
MASVINGO- Local football mother body, Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) Eastern Region, will next month hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM), where two vacant posts are expected to be filled.
Eastern Region chairperson, Davison Muchena confirmed the development and said they were putting final touches on the logistics of the AGM.
“We lost two members last year, one went to Australia and the other passed on so according to the constitution we have to fill in those posts so we will be holding an AGM.
“According to the initial plan, the AGM is slated for May 1 or 2. We are yet to decide on the venue but there are two options, Masvingo or Mutare,” said Muchena.
The board lost Cryil Mukweva who passed on last year and Simon Mushangwe who went to Australia.
Mukweva was the board’s vice chairperson while Mushangwe served as a board member in charge of Development.
Sources told TellZim News that Wisdom Simba the current Secretary General is the favourite to land the vice chairperson post.
However, other members interested in the post are reportedly choosing to keep the cards to their chest and spring a surprise at the AGM.
Mutare City football club (FC) Secretary General Benjamin Chindima is also being tipped to replace Mushangwe as board member in charge of development.
Simba had been reassigned to be the acting vice chairperson and to the development portfolio while Farai Rutsvara was assigned to the acting Secretary General post and also to be the board member in charge of finance.
Meanwhile, the Zifa Masvingo province Division Two board also has two vacant seats namely the board vice chair and board member in charge of finance post.
The seats became vacant after the suspension of Tinashe Gomba and Energy Zava last year over allegations of defrauding four foreign players.
Dates of the AGM to replace these two is so far not yet confirmed but sources claim something is brewing.
With Premier Soccer League (PSL) action on the brink of a return in over a year, D1 football is reportedly set for a month after PSL resumes and D2 following.