Dube Seeks 2nd Term As ZIFA Boss.

Dube’s term ends in March 2014 just before the World Cup in Brazil in June, but the Zifa supremo told Radio VOP that his dream is to see Zimbabwe qualify for the global football showpiece and him in Brazil as the head of the football federation.

Zimbabwe has been drawn in the same World Cup qualifying group with Egypt, Guinea and Mozambique with the team that finishes top going on to play in the final qualifying round.

“I will seek re-election and travel to Brazil as Zifa president. At the moment, the focus is on qualifying and I cannot see myself missing out on the world football festival,” said Dube.

Dube says following allegations of vote buying when he was firsd elected, he is prepared to face any challenger should the time come to prove that he was and he is football people’s choice to lead the national federation.

First, says Dube, he wants to clear the Asiagate scandal as soon as possible claiming the delay in its conclusion is chasing away sponsors who want to sponsor the federation and the national teams.

Fifa has also asked Zifa to clear the Asiagate hurdle if Zimbabwe is to receive further financial assistance.

On their part, Zifa have already suspended close to 100 players as well as their coaches Norman Mapeza and Joey Antipas who have been asked to appear before the Justice Ahmed Ebrahim led Ethics committee to give their side of the story before being allowed back into the Warriors set up again.

Dube, who is both, the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Medical Aid Society, came into office in 2010 after beating Lesley Gwindi in the elections.

Fifa has drafted Dube into the organising committee of the Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal of the World Cup which brings together football champions from all the continents as well as the hosts, in this case, Brazil.