Phillip Chiyangwa, ZIFA and COSAFA President
Tuesday Nov 28, 2017. 16:30
With Zimbabwe currently enjoying the media spotlight, the Zimbabwean Football Association president Philip Chiyangwa's future is in doubt.
Media reports in the country indicate that Chiyangwa is desperate to save his political and economic empire, as it emerges that he is hunted down by the new political dispensation.
The new government led by the new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is seeking to weed out all alleged corrupt elements that had surrounded former President Robert Mugabe.
According to the News Day website, the arrest and detention of former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who appeared in court on Saturday on corruption charges, has hinted on Chiyangwa's future.
Chiyangwa has been on a ferocious drive to try and distance himself from the people aligned to the deposed former Zanu PF leader.
In his latest bid to be acceptable to the new leadership, Chiyangwa announced that he was organising a friendly match between the Warriors and Chipolopolo of Zambia next month to celebrate Mnangagwa’s ascendancy.
“The Zimbabwe Football Association advises the nation that it has organised a celebratory international friendly match between the senior men’s teams of Zimbabwe and Zambia to mark the historic assumption of office by His Excellency, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe,” Chiyangwa said.
“The friendly match between the sister nations will be played on December 23, 2017 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.”