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Is Businessman Phillip Chiyangwa Fit For ZIFA Post?

  • Michael Kariati

Zimbabwean businessman Phillip Chiyangwa vying for the ZIFA presidency.

Zimbabwean businessman Phillip Chiyangwa vying for the ZIFA presidency.

The Zimbabwe football public is unanimous that Chiyangwa, the so-called king of selfies, is not the right man to lead Zimbabwean football out of the mess it finds itself in today.

Unfortunately the public does not have a vote in the matter as only the 55 members of the ZIFA Council will vote in the ZIFA presidential elections.

Chiyangwa has declared he is right candidature for the ZIFA presidency and says he believes he is the right man for the job that was left vacant following the ouster of Cuthbert Dube.

He says he wants to go into ZIFA to save the association and not to waste his time. To him, being ZIFA president is a national service.

The former Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman says as a successful businessman he can do better that former ZIFA president Cuthbert Dube whom he says was a mere PSMAS employee.

He says he is ready to ensure that the $6 million ZIFA debt is cleared and to make sure the player and ZIFA employee terms of contract are respected.

However, there are many like former Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa, who believes Chiyangwa is not the right man for the job.

Chidzambwa says football right now needs somebody who has been in football and has at one time administered the game not people with money.

A member of the Warriors Fan Club Josiah Munetsi says Zimbabwean football does not need rich people since football itself generates its own money.

Former Warriors captain Misheck Chidzambwa as well as football followers, Peter Mukweva and Stanford Makwiro all agreed saying as things stand right now Chiyangwa, who in the past has acquired many company and drove them into the ground, is not the right man for the game.