The veteran administrator’s appointment is in recognition of her sterling efforts to develop netball in Zimbabwe and in the southern African region.
In a telephone interview with Standardsport, Chipandu was naturally elated with her achievement.
“This position is a vote of confidence in my capabilities and I am humbled to be chosen. We have managed to send our teams to both continental and international competitions, though with difficulties.
“This shows that the strides we have made towards meeting our obligations are being appreciated,” Chipandu said.
Chipandu, who is going to be in charge of development in Africa, pledged her commitment towards the sport. “I will, among other things, co-ordinate developmental activities, and in so doing, we will move towards realising our potential as a sport,” she said.
In a nation where women’s football has become a dominant sport in the female category, Chipandu said netball will complement it.
The latest appointment is another milestone for Chipandu, who also is the vice-president for the Confederation of Southern Africa Netball Associations (Cosana).