Sources told Radio VOP that with the forthcoming 2010 World Cup to be held in neighboring South Africa, the ZIFA post was now “very political” and only a “Zanu PF cadre” could win the hot election.
They said this was because the individual would be representing Zimbabwe at a “very high political level and platform”.
“I cannot comment on the allegation that I made way for Leslie (Gwindi). What I can, however, only tell you is that I am throwing my full weight behind Cuthbert Dube,” a visibly worried Matangaidze told Radio VOP in an interview. “I think Cuthbert Dube is the right man for the job right now and I will only stand for the post four years from now.”
Dube is the Premier Services Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) boss, while Leslie Gwindi, is a former Dynamos Football Club Secretary General.
Matangaidze shocked the soccer fraternity last week when he announced that he was no longer standing for the ZIFA Presidency post but for that of Vice President.
The position is currently held by Wellington Nyatanga, who is not not seeking re-election.