Zimbabwe's Soccer Body Elects New President

Dube, the Premier Medical Aid Society chief executive polled 34 votes against Gwindi’s four.

Dube who walked into the auditorium, with the aid of an assistant, said although he was grey haired, he was keen on reviving football in Zimbabwe to be run like a business. “We need to find sponsors as a matter of urgency. Our football has to go back to the good old days when it was the envy of many.”

Dube replaces Wellington Nyatanga who did not seek re-election.

The new board is a mixture of youth and experience. Dumiso Gumede bounced back into mainstream football after beating Kennedy Ndebele 24 to 11 in the run off for the ZIFA  first vice presidency.

Retired referee Kenias Marange was elected to the post of second vice president after polling 20 votes, beating three other contenstants.

The youthful board members include Methembe Ndlovu and Nigel Munyati who were elected as board members responsible for development and marketing respectively. Others voted into the board were: Benedict Moyo and retired Brigadier Gen Elliot Kasu. The other six board members will come from the regions.

Thirty-five councillors who are drawn from ZIFA affiliates voted in the elections.