Football fans have expressed mixed reactions to the newly elected ZIFA board led by property mogul, Dr Philip Chiyangwa.
Some say the new board will take the game forward while others say the councillors have to be changed. The new board was voted into office in elections held on Saturday at the ZIFA Village.
Some football fans say the ZIFA board led by Philip Chiyangwa that was voted into office on Saturday has the capacity to take football forward. Others, however, have blamed the ZIFA councillors whom they say are the cause of problems bedevilling the local game.
Chiyangwa and his board that consists of Omega Sibanda as his deputy have the immediate task of paying off former Warriors coach Tom Saintfiet’s debt estimated at US$150 000 before the 4th of January.
Failure will see Zimbabwe being booted out of the 2022 World Cup.
After going for a couple of months running on an interim basis following the sacking of the now defunct Cuthbert Dube from the ZIFA presidency, the button was finally passed on to Dr Philip Chiyangwa who won the elections massively.
Chiyangwa got a total of 40 votes out of the available 56, with Trevor Juul, Leslie Gwindi, and James Takavada sharing the remaining in the ratio of 13:2:1 respectively.