Cuthbert Dube's sojourns continue

HARARE - Less than a month after attending the Fifa elections in Zurich, Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Cuthbert Dube will be on the road again for the final of the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

While in Canada, Dube will also attend the 6th Fifa Women’s Football Symposium which is scheduled for July 3-5 in Vancouver.

Also in attendance from the association will be Theresa Maguraushe, who is the Zifa Women’s Football Administrator.

At a time when the nation is grappling with the failure to adequately prepare for Saturday’s 2017 Afcon qualifier Malawi, Zifa have been running around making frantic efforts to ensure Dube and Maguraushe’s trip to Vancouver is n order.

“Zifa has been invited by Fifa to the Women’s Football Symposium and Fifa will be paying for all the expenses of the two delegates,” said Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela said.

“Zifa official delegation will comprise of the president Cuthbert Dube and Theresa Maguraushe, who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the women’s game.”

Dube’s decision to go attend the Fifa meeting in Vancouver will also raise eyebrows considering that he has only attended one local match since getting into office in March 2010.

The former Premier Services Medical Aid boss was at the National Sports Stadium for Zimbabwe’s friendly international against Brazil in June 2010.

During Sepp Blatter’s visit to Zimbabwe in June 2013, Dube attended the Mighty Warriors match against Banyana Banyana during the Cosafa Women’s Challenge at Rufaro Stadium.

Dube, however, did not watch the full match as he only spent barely 15 minutes at Rufaro before accompanying Blatter to a meeting with former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Since this symposium will be discussing women’s football it is going to be one wonders what Dube will be contributing to the meeting.

He has shown little care about the women’s game since he has been in office with the Mighty Warriors going through hell during their assignments.

On most occasions, the Rosemary Mugadza and her ladies have had to eat sadza and kapenta while in camp for national assignments.

Here is what Fifa says about the symposium: “It will be the first symposium to be held since the establishment of the Task Force for Women’s Football, which was announced by Fifa president Blatter in October 2013 with the aim of establishing priorities for the development of women’s football.

“The task force identified ten key principles, which were then unanimously approved by the 64th Fifa Congress in June 2014. The ten principles are helping to ensure that each member association mirrors Fifa’s approach when it comes to women’s football development.”

Comments (1)

Nhai Nigel, kana wasevenzesa `comprise` chirega kuisa `of`zve nhai. Kungotaurawo.

Mutongi Gava - 10 June 2015

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