THE Zimbabwe Handball Federation is holding its first constitutional elective annual general meeting (AGM) at Tamara Land in Kariba this morning.
Outgoing secretary-general Alphios Magiya yesterday confirmed the elections where six posts will be contested.
“We are going to put in place a new national executive committee for the Zimbabwe Handball Federation tomorrow at 10am in Kariba. In 2010 when we held the elections for the current executive committee, our constitution was not registered with the SRC (Sports and Recreation Commission) and now it has been registered and these elections are being run under the auspices of the new constitution,” Magiya said.
Simbiso Mupepereki from the Midlands will be challenging Amon Madzvamuse for the presidency while Magiya from Mashonaland East will battle it out for the vice-president’s post against Allen Mandeya of Manicaland.
Mupepereki is also vying for the secretary-general post which is permitted by the constitution.
If he wins the presidency then he would drop contesting for the secretary-general post.
He fights for that post with Mashonaland East’s Clement Tauro. He has been nominated by the country’s 10 provinces to contest both positions.
Three names have thrown in for the treasurer’s post and these are Stewart Sanhewe from Bulawayo, Jameson Shumbanhete from Masvingo and Manicaland’s Reginald Tsimba Lilian Chaketa of Mashonaland West goes in unchallenged for the Commission Member One post while Commission Member Two has four contestants in Tsimba, Shumbanhete, Sanhewe and Mthulisi Siziba from Matabeleland South.
There will be 14 ballots for each post with voters coming from the country’s 10 provinces, one from the National Association of Secondary School Heads, one from the National Association of Primary School Heads, one from Women in Sport and one from athletes’ commission.
“We are geared to usher in a new committee for the sport. At the AGM we will discuss challenges that we have been facing in handball over the years,” Magiya added.