Philip Chiyangwa

Zifa to get CEO by june

Fungai Muderere
ZIFA will have a substantive chief executive officer (CEO) by June.

Thata��s the timeline given by the associationa��s president Philip Chiyangwa. Until then, the associationa��s chief operating officer (COO) Joseph Mamutse will continue in an acting capacity as CEO.

He began acting in April last year when Jonathan Mashingaidzea��s contract was not renewed.

a�?We are set to employ a substantive chief executive officer by June. We need to make sure that all vacant posts are filled as soon as possible,a�? said Chiyangwa.

In an advert flighted in the media late last year, Zifa were looking forward to hiring a person in possession of a commercial degree or relevant sport management degree while a post graduate qualification such as aA� Masters in Business Administration was an added advantage.

Chiyangwa said Zifa would try to shy away from embarrassing appointments especially for national team coaches.
a�?We are also set to get a new technical director to replace Taurai Mangwiro who recently resigned.

Kalisto Pasuwa will officially part with us at the end of February.

a�?Shadreck Mlauzi has already left and we will need to quickly employ new coaches.

However, the conditions of getting the job will be much more stringent. We dona��t want people who will cause serious embarrassment to the nation,a�? said Chiyangwa.

The senior national soccer team is smarting from an unsuccessful Africa Cup of Nations campaign that saw them fall 2-0 to Senegal before going down 4-2 at the hands of Tunisia.

They only managed to force a two-all draw against Algeria.

Then under the guidance of Mlauzi, the womena��s senior team, qualified for the Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon), played in Cameroon.

However, the team did not go beyond the group stage. They also participated at the Rio 2016 Olympics, where again they failed to go beyond the group stage despite putting an admirable show against the best teams in the world.