Fifa Honours Zimbabwe's Charles Mabika

Mabika, who received his appointment letter last week, described the development as “the greatest honour of my football life”. He is the only scribe from Zimbabwe chosen among experts to conduct the process. The Fifa gesture shows recognition of Zimbabwe’s sports media at a time local journalists are under scrutiny for allegedly contributing to football chaos.The ZTV sports show host and critic will join other distinguished football journalists drawn from around the globe who will sit in Geneva, Switzerland, early next year to crown the 2010 champion.Previously, Fifa sponsored one of such awards while France Football, the leading soccer magazine published in Paris, also operated independently from the world governing body in running their own award which was considered more credible.