Moyo known to his legion of fans as Zemura has been a manager at Highlanders and yesterday, the bulky former striker said he shuddered at the thought that every former player’s next ambition was to become a coach. He said he was aiming high and sitting on the bench was not his take anymore and he would like to be at the helm of the country’s football mother body.
This means that the tough-talking Moyo, would be standing in the next Zifa elections come 2014 and this is a direct challenge to all former footballers to come together and back a candidate for the next election. Moyo said football administrators with no background of the game were not doing the game any good. He also blamed football club administrators, whom he said were selfish and were not giving proper advice to players.
Moyo called on former players to be active in football administration, saying it was up to them to improve the game in the country by getting involved in clubs from grassroots level. He blamed part of the scenario on the players themselves whom he said have no ambition. Moyo said that was one of the reasons why the standards of play had dropped and not necessarily that there was no money.
Another former footballer who has taken steps towards administration is Dynamos captain Desmond Maringwa who is the president of the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe while another former international Paul Gundani is the secretary-general. Charlie Jones failed in his quest to become the Zifa president, probably because he had not consulted and garnered enough support from former footballers across the country, confining himself to Harare only.