FORMER Chicken Inn treasurer Mlungisi Moyo, is clucking his way to the August House a�� Parliament a�� having quit his position at Gamecocks to pursue politics!
As they would say every great dream begins with a dreamer, Moyo says: a�?Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Ia��m currently out of Chicken Inn to concentrate on my political career,a�? said Moyo.
He is eyeing Bulawayo Central Parliamentary seat under the ruling Zanu-PF.
Chicken Inn secretary general Tavengwa Hara said they were already missing Moyoa��s services.
a�?He has been studying and we are very much happy to be associated with such kind of a man. He just needs a break and in that regard he will be concentrating on his political career,a�? said Hara.
Moyo, who has successfully juggled his administrative role at Gamecocks, business adventures, politics recently completed a Masters in Business Administration with the National University of Science and Technology (Nust).
With so much ease Moyo opened up on his ambitions.
a�?My recent educational achievement means a lot to me, my family, friends and those I work with in different spheres of my life. It was never easy but because of commitment and passion I managed to split my time and make my day 25 hours long, I have been into football and with the current political dispensation I have again thought of going into politics,a�? said Moyo.
Moyo, a former pupil at Malindela Primary School and Falcon College, said with the help of fellow esteemed football administrators that include Lifa Ncube (Chicken Inn chairman) and Hara they were going to make tireless efforts to turn the club into a professional entity.
a�?The club has limited resources but as executive members we have always worked round the clock to turn the club into a professional entity.
We have always wanted to leave a legacy in football. We have always wanted to make sure our players become good brand ambassadors. I have always wanted to help the club create synergies with other clubs in foreign lands so that we can export players with ease and this has been part of our strategic plan,a�? he said.
Question: What would be his biggest sacrifice to a plethora of football players that have made the Chicken Inn family feel on top of the world this year?
Answer: My biggest sacrifice will be to equip them (players) with the vision that will help them understand that being a full-time footballer is a short career. We dona��t want yesteryear events to happen again when our celebrated football stars died paupers as a result of poor planning.a�?
Moyo said the 2008 economic meltdown gave him the zeal to venture into business.
a�?I initially had a wish to venture into business and in 2008 the country was in a difficult situation. That economic meltdown motivated me to create employment. The situation was dire and one could not blame his employer hence I got innovative,a�? he said adding that he assumed the treasurersa�� post at Chicken Inn in 2013 after serving the club as a committee member.
In Eleanor Roosevelta��s words, indeed the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!