The MDC has been following the ZIFA Elections with interest given that soccer is a national sport of interest and significance.
We hope to see the new leadership embark on a nationwide grassroots soccer development.
Soccer can be a contributor to the entertainment industry in Zimbabwe and has suffered through years of lack of leadership and manipulation by those who used soccer for personal aggrandizement.
If this industry is managed properly, it can generate significant employment and opportunities for capable young people who only need a chance to pursue the best in themselves. The youths of this country need a chance to use their talent to earn a living.
Soccer can unite a nation and contribute to the broader Nation Building Agenda.
The MDC congratulates the new leadership lead by Felton Kamambo as President and Gift Banda as Vice President. We expect both leaders and in particular, Gift Banda to restore the pride of Zimbabwe and restoration of our powerhouse status.
We wish them well in their quest to transform football. A lot needs to be done including grassroots and junior football development, infrastructure attention and more importantly ensuring professionalism and transparency in order to have corporate buy in and general endorsement of the sport.
The MDC smart councils have begun to move towards the building of state of the art stadiums that meet international standards, with Harare leading in that regard.
We believe in sport, as much as we believe in Zimbabwe’s capacity to be a powerhouse globally as long as those who lead the nation follow the will of the people.
Behold the New. Change that Delivers!
MDC National Spokesperson