Zim’s Chiyangwa new Cosafa president

Philip Chiyanga of Zimbabwe is the new COSAFA president

Philip Chiyanga of Zimbabwe is the new COSAFA president

RUSTENBURG, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S football administrator, Philip Chiyangwa has been elected president of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) in elections contested at Sun City, North West province, South Africa on Saturday.

The property mogul is the current Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president.

Chiyangwa is taking over the reigns from Suketu Patel of Mauritius, who elected not to stand after completing two terms in office.

Chiyangwa, who was supposed to lock horns with South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan, romped to victory when the South African football boss developed cold feet in the last minute paving way for the Zimbabwean.

An excited Chiyangwa welcomed his appointment, arguing he would turnaround the standard of football in the region.

He said was “happy and humbled”. But a brief look into his football career, many Zimbabweans did not want him claiming he never played top flight football, but Chiyangwa defied such drawbacks and focused on what he want to achieve in his football administration.

Chiyangwa will be deputised by Namibia’s Frans Mbidi while other members comprising Pedro Neto (Angola), Andrew Kamanga (Zambia), Sameer Sobha (Mauritius), Alberto Simanga (Mozambique) and Walter Nyamilandu-Manda (Malawi) have been elected board members.

– CAJ News

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