Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
THE football community behind Premiership football side ZPC Kariba is calling for the club to open up the space for the election of a new executive committee when the tenure of the current leadership expires next month. The current executive, which is fronted by Tungamirai Mazarire, was appointed in January 2016 and their tenure comes to an end next month.
In a letter addressed to the company’s management by the club’s supporters’ chairman, Gift Mlala, tensions are rising in the resort town over the football project which has met with contrasting fortunes since the team was promoted in 2014.
Mlala said the supporters are against the plans by the company’s management to re-appoint the current executive against the constitutional provision which calls for an election.
He said candidates should be paid up members armed with a strong football background and with only paid-up members being allowed to cast their vote. “As ZPC Kariba Football Club Supporters Committee we want to bring to your attention that the term of office of the current executive committee is coming to an end this 2018 soccer season, thus December 2018.
“It is in this context that we propose that the process of selecting candidates to compete for the posts be allowed to commence.
“We are recommending that on each executive committee position, management approves three candidates from which the affiliated club members will elect one most suitable candidate to fill the position.
“Precisely for the posts of chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and the treasurer, members interested to contest for positions must submit their football curriculum vitae.
“We are against the idea that one automatically gain a club membership status by being an employee of ZESA Holdings. We recommend that this be disallowed in the forthcoming executive committee elections since it is a team based in the community.
They had a fairy tale run in their debut season when they almost lifted the Castle Lager Premiership title and only to falter in their last match and finished a close second to giants Dynamos in the race. The Herald also understands the contracts of head coach Godrefy Tamirepi and team manager Kennedy Nagoli expired at the end of this season.
Source : The Herald