Sibanda dislodges Gumbo


A NEW ERA in Zimbabwean women’s football was heralded yesterday when Miriam Sibanda dislodged Mavis Gumbo from the helm following a narrow election victory.


Sibanda was mandated to head women’s football for the next four years after posting a 22-20 victory to assume the reins. Elizabeth Langa was elected vice-chairperson after cruising to a 30-11 win over Cecilia Malunga.

Board members voted into office include former chairperson Cecilia Gambe, Ben Mamoche, Edwin Magosvongwe and Trust Kwembeya. There was an air of anticipation as votes were being counted and just before results were announced since Sibanda and Gumbo had been involved in a fierce battle.

Zifa spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela said the plebiscite was conducted without any complications.

“Elections went well. They were incident free and the electoral committee did a wonderful job,” Gwesela said.

“As we proceed to the main board elections, we remain optimistic that peace and tranquility will continue to prevail,” he said. Left now are the board elections slated for March 29.