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President meets his predecessor

18 DECEMBER 2018

MEDIA STATEMENT

ZIFA PRESIDENT KAMAMBO MEETS HIS PREDECESSOR, ADDRESSES SECRETARIAT

The Zimbabwe Football Association President, Felton Kamambo has today (Tuesday) paid a courtesy call on his predecessor, Dr Phillip Chiyangwa, as he commences extensive engagement processes with all football stakeholders.

The newly elected head of local football worked with the outgoing president for two years when he was an executive committee member.

The president is ready to start on a clean slate with everyone whose input can contribute towards the development of football.

Mr Kamambo pledged to support Dr Phillip Chiyangwa during his tenure as the COSAFA president, adding that he appreciates that Zimbabwean football stands to benefit with one of its own as the leader of the regional body.

The Association is prepared to lobby for and support the elevation of Dr Chiyangwa to the top echelons of CAF and FIFA.

The president highlighted that Dr Chiyangwa and his executive committee has done tremendous work in the development of the beautiful game and the success we earned in various competitions. The president acknowledges and celebrate this historical feat.

Dr Chiyangwa was humbled by the President’s noble gesture and he pledged to support the new executive committee to put Zimbabwe on the football map. Dr Chiyangwa wished the new executive committee well on their four-year journey.

Mr Kamambo also officially met members of the secretariat for the first time as the new head of the association and encouraged them to complement his efforts to develop football.

The President has a vision, which is shared by his fellow executive committee members, that is ‘to unite and lead the football family to greater success’.

In tow was Mr Phillemon Machana who was re-elected as an executive committee member, and the President said their vision from the time they worked together was and still is to reposition ZIFA.

Mr Kamambo has vowed to re-engage stakeholders in order to nurture long term mutually beneficial relations that are necessary for ZIFA to attract more partners.

For football to win, the President underscored the need for every stakeholder to work tirelessly and focus solely on the great tasks of re-engagement and development.

 

For and on behalf of the Zimbabwe Football Association

Xolisani Gwesela

Communications Manager

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