Notable progress of the Rebuild, Reposition, Restore manifesto that was unveiled by the Harare businessman and property mogul, Dr Philip Chiyangwa two months ago has breathed a new lease of life on the day to day proceedings at house number 53 Livingstone Avenue in the capital, with Philip Chiyangwa and Wicknell Chivayo combining well to take ZIFA to the promised land.
High morale in the Warriors camp has been a notable characteristic since Chiyangwa took over the ZIFA presidency, an element that had gone too long without being witnessed on the domestic scene.
‘Less talk, more action,’ has since become the character of the flamboyant business man as he is firing from all angles to ensure sanity is restored at the cash strapped football institution, with the latest promise being the acquisition of a state of the art vehicle for Kalisto Pasuwa worthy at least $70 000 by the start of next month, with former Warriors coach, Tom Saintfeit set to be paid his balance by the 31st of this month, nullifying the initial plan to finish the installment in March.
ZIFA president, Philip Chiyangwa, yesterday took out the Warriors to a local hotel where he hosted a luncheon for them in the presence of Sports minister, Hlongwane, where he promised to maintain the highest standards as far as players’ welfare is concerned, with more emphasis on the issue of bonuses and allowances.
Sports Minister, Hlongwange, is pleased so far with the notable progress and sanity that is prevailing in the running of business on the domestic front.
“We should not be having unnecessary squabbles that disturb the grammar of the flow of the football industry. We want things to be flawless as so happens to be the case right now. “I am happy as the Minister with the work that you are doing to stabilise the ZIFA ship. I want you (ZIFA leadership) to work even harder. I want you to do even more and control all football in Zimbabwe,’’ Hlongwane said.
The CHAN Tournament is scheduled to kick off on the 16th, with Warriors having a date to lock horns with cross Zambezi rivals, Chipolopolo, on the 19th of January before taking on Mali, and Uganga on the 23rd, and 27th respectively.
CAPS United utility, Hardlife Zvirekwi, will lead the troops in the absence of Chicken Inn’s Danny Phiri, who was pulled out of the travelling batch as he could not pass a late fitness test of an ankle injury over the weekend. Bosso’s Knox Mutizwa will deputise Zvirekwi.
GO WARRIORS GO