Zifa seeks new CEO

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has began the hunt for new chief executive officer to replace Jonathan Mashingaidze.

Zifa chief operating officer Joseph Mamutse has been the acting CEO since Mashingaidze’s contract was not renewed at the end of April this year.

“Zifa is inviting applications from suitably qualified, hard-working, mature, honest and experienced persons amongst its staff, for appointment to the above challenging position which has arisen in the organisation. The applicant will be based in Harare and reporting to the Zifa president,” reads the vacancy notice.

Some of the key responsibilities of the new CEO include implementing decisions passed by the congress and executive committee and organising meetings for the congress, standing committees and provide secretarial services.

The successful candidate will also be required to lead the budget formulation process for all Zifa activities among a host of duties.

“In line with the broad Zifa mandate as spelt out in the Zifa Constitution, the position requires a much respected professional with distinguished and proven track record in sports administration and business management at senior level and is able to give innovative leadership,” reads the vacancy.

Zifa is looking for someone with a commercial or sport management degree and 10 years experience while an MBA would be an added advantage. 

All interested persons can submit their applications and relevant documents at Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa’s offices at 160 Enterprise, Harare or via email.

The new Zifa CEO will have a tough task ahead in order to bring back professionalism in the Zifa secretariat after Mashingaidze’s reign.

Former women’s football boss Miriam Sibanda and ex-Warriors coach Ian Gorowa all branded Mashingaidze a “serial liar” for the way he handled affairs at Zifa.

Mashingaidze had many running battles with the two during their involvement with the local game.

The former Harare High school teacher also presided over the Zifa secretariat at a time they made a number of blunders.

Mashingaidze failed to properly handle the labour dispute with former Warriors coach Valinhos resulting in Zimbabwe’s expulsion from the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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