BUHERA- ZIFA has registered Buhera social soccer league into its ranks and the league’s 14 clubs will be governed by the latter’s statutes and receive staff training, financial and material support and sponsorship offers. The registration process was facilitated by FIFA accredited referee and panelist, Brighton Chimene whose drive is to ensure that local Buhera teams professionalize their activities, attract sponsors and expose the talents of youth.
Chimene was accompanied by Premier Soccer league (PSL) commissioner and ZIFA Eastern Region Area Zone secretary general, Robert Mugorosa and Manicaland Provincial Area Zone chairman, Godfrey Mufuranhewe. The league has 14 clubs whose operations will be managed and overseen by ZIFA which will in turn conduct coaching clinics, mentorship programs and training of match officials and providing guidance on player registration. Chimene told The Mirror that most social league clubs are not registered and mismanaged and therefore lack sponsorship.
He also said that part of the league’s mandate in Buhera is to regularise and promote football grassroot structures, groom players and identify talent. “Most football clubs are not registered and mismanaged and as a result cannot attract sponsorship. These same clubs have abundant youth talent which must be tapped into because they can play for the national team someday,” said Chimene.
Buhera becomes the seventh district after Mutare, Makoni, Chipinge, Nyanga, DC Mutasa and Zimunya – Marange which professionalized their status with ZIFA. Mufuranhewe told The Mirror that the seven districts will be supported by a grant they received from FIFA through provision of sporting materials and a US$ 10 000 sponsorship from Chillies Logistics which will be used for administration and conducting training workshops.https://masvingomirror.com/