Rosen, Hara confirmed into PSL board


Motor Action owner Eric Rosen and Chicken Inn secretary-general Tawengwa Hara have been confirmed as the new Castle Lager Premier Soccer League board members for marketing and competitions respectively.

This follows their nominations which were tabled at last week’s meeting of the PSL assembly and the verification of their eligibility by the Zifa electoral college, which oversees elections in all affiliates and is chaired by lawyer Charles Paul Moyo.

Moyo said on Tuesday: “They have been cleared to start operations as everything had to be done first through Fifa rules. The only nomination that has not been cleared is that of Joseph Zulu because no communication has been received by us from the PSL on his move into the board.

“Fifa clearly dictates that for every position there shall be an election where due notice has been given and that has not been done.”

Zulu was co-opted into the structures last year to replace Highlanders boss Themba Ndlela, who had resigned from the board of governors. PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele also confirmed that Rosen and Hara were now in office while paperwork was being done for Zulu.

Apparently, Rosen, who fought Twine Phiri for the chairmanship of board, had raised the issue of his ascendance into office after NewsDay Sport had reported that the Zifa electoral college was verifying his candidature together with that of Hara.

“I was verbally informed by you on Saturday 26th March 2011 that I was the only candidate for the vacant post of Board Member Marketing and duly ratified by the Zifa Nomination Court. The NewsDay report of Monday 28th March 2011 has however stated that the meeting held by the Zifa Assembly deferred the debate on the matter. Can you advise the correct position?” Rosen wrote to Ndebele last week.