NATIONAL Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness (Nfzbbf) interim president, Otis Goredema has vowed to turn around the fortunes of the sport with the hosting of local tournaments being his main objective.
By Brian Nkiwane
Goredema, who was appointed three weeks ago, replaced Shamin Hussein, who resigned last month to concentrate on family business.
Mark MucAdams was appointed secretary- general while Kenny Murungweni and Godfery Nyoni are the two vice-presidents for development and administration respectively.
The former Nfzbbf secretary general emphasised that he was on the post on interim basis.
“We have been put in these posts on interim basis as we wait for the Sports and Recreation Commission to appoint the substantive committee,” Goredema said.
“My first hurdle will be to bring the good old fashion back; that is bringing back competitions like Mr Zimbabwe which was last held five years ago,” Goredema said.
He added that he would strive to make cross fitness a popular sport in the bodybuilding world.
“Cross fitness is a new concept that was started by a few individuals here in the capital that inclu-de Jayson Flyin Ryanburt. They do their sessions in Newlands, so we want to make it a recognised sport under bodybuilding,” he said.
The other thing Goredema spoke about was the issue of urging women to take up bodybuilding.
“We have a few ladies that want to take up bodybuilding. I would want to see more women coming on board to become renowned bodybuilders,” he said.
Goredema was introduced into bodybuilding 20 years ago as an amateur before graduating to become a professional bodybuilder. He competed at the highest level for 10 years before pursuing coaching and judging routes in which he has been working for the past decade.
He released proposed dates for upcoming events which his new board has already slated for this year.
“We have the following events proposed for this year: Mr Novice — April 6, Mr Manicaland — May 25, Mr Iron Man — June 1, Mr Midlands — July 27, to be held concurrently with Mr Matabeleland, and Mr Mashonaland on August 3,” he said.