ZIFA Bulawayo Province incumbent chairman Horace Ndubiwa and secretary Washington Sithole Chimanda have confirmed their candidacy for the top provincial seat when the elections are held next week.
Ndubiwa said there were a number of issues that still needed to be addressed.
“I am a candidate for the chairmanship position and I am contesting against the secretary-general and may the best man win. In terms of unfinished business my aim is to improve corporate governance. We need to behave as professionals,” he said.
Ndubiwa said organisations would not want to deal with people who are not professional, saying they would not want to work with people they do not trust.
He said they also have to work harder on junior development and channel more resources towards junior development.
“We need to work on junior development. We need to work harder to come up with a development fund and channel those funds towards junior development,” he said.
Ndubiwa said they also needed to improve on infrastructure and engage local authorities as an association to run some of their stadia.
Chimanda, who also confirmed his candidacy, said he felt that it was high time he was given a chance to take up the chairmanship post considering his experience in the association.
“I deserve to lead clubs and they will benefit a lot from my experience. I want this to be my last term in football and I think it would be appropriate if I became chairman,” he said.
Chimanda said his main aim would be to work on junior development by improving their structure.
“Bulawayo has a potential when it comes to juniors and with the improvement of their structures this is possible. We also need to look at the issue of sponsorship which has become a major challenge,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zifa Bulawayo Province held their annual general meeting where Ndubiwa said they were giving the province feedback on what transpired throughout 2013.
He said the major problem that they realised was the issue of affiliation fees of which 90% of the clubs managed to pay despite the challenges that they faced.