Zifa awards date clashes with concert


THE inaugural Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) awards set for November 24 at the Harare International Conference Centre could be rescheduled again after it emerged that the proposed venue has been booked for a music concert on the same night.


The venue is set to host a show headlined by Nigerian music star Tekno alongside local acts, who are yet to be announced.

Zifa yesterday announced November 24 as the date for the awards ceremony, where guests will be entertained by a stellar line-up of performers across genres, among them music grandee Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, dancehall chanter Soul Jah Love, dendera ace Sulumani Chimbetu, sungura musician Tendai Dembo and Ammara Brown.

Repeated efforts to get a comment from Triple Life Entertainment, the Tekno concert organisers were fruitless.

Zifa has asked fans to vote for some of the awards, such as the Legendary Football award, whose nominees are former Warriors goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, Moses Chunga, Peter Ndlovu and George Shaya.

Other categories include Best International Football Player (1980) to date, Outstanding Zimbabwean Referee, Outstanding Senior Men’s National Team Coach (1980-2017), Best Zimbabwean Player Abroad (2016-17), Outstanding Leadership — Women’s Football, Outstanding Premier League Coach since 1980, Most Professionally-run Football Club, Most Successful Zimbabwean Club (1980-2017) and Junior Development Award.