ZIMBABWE Football Association (Zifa) incumbent president Cuthbert Dube is seeking another mandate to run the association and will submit his name when the nomination opens on February 28.
While Dube was not immediately available for comment yesterday, impeccable sources said he had already laid the groundwork in his bid to be re-elected.
“He is seeking re-election. Why not? He will be submitting his papers when nomination opens on February 28,” a source close to Dube told NewsDay Sport yesterday.
The source said this during a familiarisation tour of the Zifa Village and Conference Centre in Mount Hampden yesterday afternoon.
Dube did not attend the familiarisation tour, but vice-president Ndumiso Gumede was in attendance together with representatives from Zifa affiliates.
Friends of the Warriors and various companies who have been supporting the Warriors during the African Nations Championships (Chan) tournament such as Air Zimbabwe, South African Airways, CBZ Bank, Mr T 35, Lighmart Transport and Boreholes and Weldmax Engineering and Hardware also sent their representatives and were taken on a tour by the Zifa vice-president.
Gumede said: “We are proud of what we have achieved under the Cuthbert Dube-leadership. The construction of the Zifa Village goes back to 2000. It was a youth development project and we had targeted 70 schools around the country.
“Fifa has been financing the construction of this project and they are very happy with the way we have handled the funds for this project. The money never came through to us directly. We put the construction to tender.
“We are all eligible to run for another term because our constitution allows us to contest for two terms. But whoever is going to take over should carry the vision forward,” said Gumede.
Gumede, a member of the Caf Appeals Board committee, told the media last week that he would not be standing.
The Zifa vice-president then led the familiarisation tour of the Zifa Village whose aim was to afford the football stakeholders and all Zifa affiliates to familiarise themselves with various prestigious and innovative projects at the Zifa Village which include the new artificial turf.