The city of Kings and Queens has a known history of brewing leaders, that is still the case in premier soccer league on the domestic scene, with Peter Dube being the PSL chairman and Kenny Ndebele of being the CEO.
Not only does Bulawayo dominate on the structures of the PSL leadership, but it also has the highest number of top flight teams in its region, with over 30% of the top flight teams being based in its province.
Teams in the Bulawayo province are Highlanders FC, Howmine FC, Chicken Inn FC, Tsholotsho FC, Bulawayo City Council FC, with Boarder Strikers and Hwange FC being counted in the Matebeland North and South provinces respectively.
Peter Dube was elected onto the leagues’ hot post last Saturday in a poll he massacred rival Kenny Mubaiwa by 11 votes to 4, to land the PSL chairmanship.
Dube replaced Twine Phiri, who was relieved of duties after the Philip Chiyangwa led ZIFA executive argued that Phiri was no longer legible to represent the league in his capacity, as he was no longer the majority shareholder of CAPS United, a prerequisite of any contender of the hot seat.
Phiri lost the plot after selling his stake to the then co-president, Farai Jere, leaving only 20% to his name while Jere controlled a 60% stake, with the remaining 20 being sold to Nhamo Tutisane.
After being stripped off the PSL, Twine Phiri however further sold his shares to the current CAPS United president, meaning Jere now boasts of a whooping 80% shares in the Makepekepe structures.
Twine Phiri was the brains behind bringing on board corporate sponsorship from Delta Beverages through their Castle Lager brand, SuperSport, Mbada Diamonds, Banc ABC Sup8r, NetOne challenge Cup, among others.
Peter Dube’s tenure runs for 5 solid years.