For weeks, speculation had been rife that Chiyangwa has garnered three quarters of the votes, making him an outright winner for the race, but according to the latest rumours the Harare Businessman is automatically disqualified from the ZIFA Presidency, Sportbrief has learnt
BY VA GADENI
The development comes after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) rubbished claims that it had endorsed Dr Chiyangwa for the hot seat.
Former Harare City Chairman, Leslie Gwindi, yesterday said the electoral committee should be thorough, tearing into his opponents, particularly Chiyangwa and Carelse, whom he said do not qualify for the elections.
“There are rules and regulations that we must follow because we are the ones who set them. That’s where credibility starts. One of the cornerstones of this particular campaign is credibility, honesty and integrity,” he said.
“We have conditions that we have set (in the constitution). For example, if a person hasn’t stayed in the country for five years or more, they don’t qualify and if a person hasn’t administered the game for five years, they don’t qualify as well. So there mustn’t be an exception. We want that instituted and want the vetting committee to look into the veracity of all those applications.
Trevor does not qualify because he has been away for 21 years. Philip Chiyangwa has not administered football at the level that is required and even the time frame, he does not fit. If we don’t get our footing right at this moment, then we would be in trouble. We must be careful about the things we are doing because this is a very good opportunity to build football again.
If we miss this opportunity, nobody will take us seriously.
This can be a good development to the soccer lovers across the globe who have been questioning Chiyangwa’s credibility.
Who do you tip for the hot seat???