The Congress, set for the Midlands town of KweKwe is, however, likely to suffer from a low turnout as most of the writers are no longer interested in the association which they claim has nothing to offer in terms of benefits apart from meeting once in a year to select the soccer stars of the year.
The Congress also comes at a time when Sunday Mail sports editor Goddwill Zunidza has on several occasions tried to oust Nyoni with the latest incident coming at the meeting that was held during the launch of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League sponsorship where another plot to oust Nyoni was thwarted after the southern region members rejected a vote of no confidence motion on the current leaders of the association.
Although the candidates for the various posts will be nominated from the floor during the course of the SWAZ Congress, Zunidza has declared he wants to contest the chairmanship position which Nyoni holds while sources have revealed that Nyoni is not seeking re-election.
Zundidza confirmed he wants to take over the same posts he held before Nyoni took over. E-mails that have also been circulating to members of the association have shown that Zunidza has the support of Herald Sports Editor Robson Sharuko, a former chairman of the assembly as well Kwayedza’s Blackmore Mavura, and Makomborero Mutimukulu of the Sunday Mail.
In formation obtained is also to the effect that current treasurer Philmon Mhlanga and vice chairman Lovemore Dube are seeking re-election, though Mhlanga is likely to be challenged by Newsday’s Wellington Toni. Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s Ronald Chiwanza populary known as D-Train is also said to be interested in that influential treasurer’s post.
The other members of the Nyoni executive are acting secretary general Toni, committee members Muzi Hadebe and Grace Chingoma.
SWAZ, however, are under scrutiny after Delta Beverages indicated that they were considering taking away the soccer star of the year selection due to questionable selections that the association has been carrying out of late.