Can Mashingaidze be trusted?

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) CEO Jonathan Mashingaidze has turned local football into a laughing stock through poor judgment and inconsistent statements in the media.

Mashingaidze was this week accused of making an important decision of appointing Maxwell Takaendesa Jongwe as the new Zifa technical director without board approval.

Jongwe’s cover as the new Zifa technical director was blown earlier this week when he attended a workshop for the association’s employees.

Mashingaidze was at pains to explain why the former Buymore and CAPS coach was accredited as the Zifa technical director at the workshop.

We have nothing against Jongwe but for local football to get back to its former glory days, there is need for Zifa to conduct its business in a professional and transparent manner.

Making such an important appointment needs board approval and this latest episode just goes to show how Mashingaidze has been running the local game.

The Zifa CEO has made a number of telling boobs during his time in office and it is only a mystery why he is still employed by the football association.

Zifa are currently reeling under a $6 million debt and the nation is still trying to digest the re-election of the controversial Cuthbert Dube as president.

There is no investor confidence in the Zifa brand as things stand and it is time for the association to make major strides in sprucing up its image.

While Zifa’s image is badly damaged in the public’s eye, Mashingaidze has the nerve to make such a calamitous decision.

The Zifa CEO has a long charge sheet of maladministration blunders that go back to last year when he botched the Asiagate match-fixing scandal by sending documents requested by Fifa at his own time after the stipulated period.

Mashingaidze’s boob has now left Zimbabwe and Fifa relations strained as the latter is not satisfied with how Zifa handled the Asiagate scandal.

Warriors coach Ian Gorowa has been on record labelling Mashingaidze a “liar” for the way he has administered local football.

In his defence, Mashingaidze has made some reckless media statements that are not only unfounded but totally exposed his weakness as a football administrator.

The Warriors begin a crucial period this month as they hope to qualify for the 2015 African Nations Cup and if Mashingaidze is allowed to continue with his ways, that dream cannot be achieved.

How can he be trusted to make all the ground work to ensure that Gorowa and his team have all the preparations and necessary logistical arrangements when he has openly castigated the national coach?

Comments (2)

sha buymore yanga iri project yaCASHBERT DUBE saka Mashingaidze naTakaendesa vanhu vaDube vaarikuda kuti vaite farming kubhora voita mari kuZIFA. Ko mari yabooka munyika yaBob

charles - 4 May 2014

There is nothing surprising about Mashingaidze's actions. Who doesn't know that ZIFA House has for long been taken over by clowns?

machakachaka - 6 May 2014

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