Former Premiership side Bantu Rovers has elevated club secretary Wilbert Sibanda to a newly created post of secretary-general to oversee the day to day administration of the Buscod Southern Region Division One football club.
Team president Methembe Ndlovu confirmed the development on Thursday.
“The club has reorganised its management structures to be in line with modern world football management trends. This move has seen us create the office of secretary-general,” he said.
The previous structure had chairman Sihlangu Dlodlo, vice-chairman Themba Ndlovu, Sibanda and committee member Mxolisi Mahlangu.
The tenure of the committee ended on June 31 2010 after which the club took time out to reorganise its management structure.
“With immediate effect the day to day administration and operations of the club will be in the hands of the secretary-general. Substantive members of the new structure will be announced in due course,” he said.
Said Sibanda: “I am very excited to have been appointed to the new position. As former management committee we have seen a few youngsters who include Ray Lunga, Shawn Moyo, Obadiah Tarumbwa and Thabani Moyo going to the USA and Cyprus.”
“The former management committee has been coming up with exciting ideas and they are still part of Bantu Rovers. They will still make valuable contributions to the team. We hope to steer the ship back on track,” he said.
Bantu Rovers have been playing well in the Zifa Buscod Southern Region Division One League.
They are placed third on the log standings behind pacesetters Quelaton and Railstars. Quelaton top the log with 30 points, Railstars have 29 points while Bantu Rovers have collected 28 points in 14 matches
They have a chance to close in the gap when they take on Railstars at Hartsfield Ground on Sunday.