Innocent Kurira, sports journalist
The Zifa Restructuring Committee will hold its Bulawayo Stakeholder Consultative Forum at Milton Junior School on Tuesday next week.
The meeting will start at 2pm and members of the public are invited to attend and make contributions which will lead to the publication of a strategic report outlining a forward-looking plan to develop football in Zimbabwe.
The committee has already held consultations with the Zifa Secretariat, the Premier Soccer League, the Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association (Zisca), the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (Fuz), the Zimbabwe Women’s Soccer League and the technical team of the Mighty Warriors , among others.
The Restructuring Committee is working hard to reform the troubled landscape of Zimbabwean football, while continuing to engage the public through hearings on various platforms as part of a wider consultation process.
With just under a year to complete its mission of crafting a long-awaited plan to chart a refreshing new chapter for local football, the committee believes it will need input from all well-meaning Zimbabweans in his bold candidacy.
The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) established the committee in December with a view to tackling matters of a strategic nature as set out in the terms of reference in accordance with the provisions of Section 21, 19(b) and 20 (c) the CBC Act.
Harare lawyer Blessing Rugara leads the nine-member committee which includes former Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) chief executive and International Rowing Federation development manager Anna Mguni, international sports expert Tommy Sithole, banker Desmund Ali, lawyer Rudo Mugandani and
Doves Holdings chief marketing officer Joel Gombera, former Caps United administrator Joyce Kapota, Caps United legend and former defender Charles “Raw Meat” Sibanda are also on the committee, whose operations are funded by the CRS. – @innocentskizoe