Philip Chiyangwa Unseated as Zimbabwe FA President by Felton Kamambo
Felton Kamambo is the new president of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA).
Felton Kamambo is the new president of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) after beating incumbent president Philip Chiyangwa who was seeking re-election in a poll conducted on Sunday 16 December.
The former Mhangula FC player amassed 35 votes against Chiyangwa’s 24 which were insufficient for a two-thirds majority required for a winner to be declared.
Chiyangwa withdrew his candidature before a re-run was effected, paving the way for Kamambo to be declared the new ZIFA president.
In his victory speech, Kamambo assured the public that he is going to deliver his poll manifesto for the benefit of football in the country.
“I want to deliver what I promised to the people. I want to unite the football family and end suspensions and harassment,” he said.
The poll outcome means Chiyangwa loses his Cosafa presidency and his role as vice-chairman of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Africa Cup of Nations Committee.
Meanwhile, Gift Banda has been elected vice president after beating incumbent deputy president Omega Sibanda by 37 votes to 22.
Kamambo was initially banned by the Chiyangwa board from contesting the elections together with Banda and were bailed out by FIFA.
The new Zimbabwe FA executive committee will be in office for a term that runs until 2022.
Newly elected ZIFA Executive Committee:
President: Felton Kamambo
Vice President: Gift Banda
Committee Members: Sugar Chagonda, Philemon Machana, Chamu Chiwanza, Brighton Malandule, Barbara Chikosi (Women’s football) and Farai Jere (PSL).