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Sibanda beat Gumbo for top Zifa post

A new era in Zimbabwean Women’s Football was heralded yesterday when Miriam Sibanda dislodged Mavis Gumbo from the helm following a narrow election victory.
Sibanda has been mandated to head women’s football for the next four years after posting a 22-20 victory.


Elizabeth Langa was elected vice chairperson after cruising to a 30-11 win over Cecilia Malunga.

Board members voted into office include former chairperson Cecilia Gambe, Ben Mamoche, Edwin Magosvongwe and Trust Kwembeya.

There was an air of suspense as votes were being counted and just before results were announced as Sibanda and Gumbo were involved in a fierce battle.

Zifa spokesperson Xolisani Gwe-sela said the plebiscite was conducted without any complications.

“Elections went well. They were incident-free and the electoral committee did a wonderful job,” said Gwesela.

“As we proceed to the main board elections, we remain optimistic that peace and tranquility will continue to prevail,” he said.

The main board elections are slated for March 29.

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