Chiyangwa hails Dube

Bulawayo Bureau
ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa congratulated Highlanders’ boss Peter Dube for winning Premier Soccer League chairmanship elections in Harare on Saturday. Dube clinched 11 votes to beat Dynamos president Kenny Mubaiwa, who got four. Mubaiwa has now lost twice in his bid to take charge of the country’s elite football league. He was first beaten by the disposed former CAPS United president Twine Phiri in the 2014 elections after he got just three votes and was hoping for luck this time around.

Dube, a staunch Liverpool supporter, will lead the PSL until 2018. Soon after the announcement of the results on Saturday, Zifa supremo Chiyangwa sent his congratulatory message and said Dube’s landslide victory was good for continuity.

“I am happy (for Dube), continuity is good and the ability to dream big. We say congratulations to the Highlanders’ chairman for the win,” said Chiyangwa. With the win, Dube is now automatically a Zifa executive committee member.

Meanwhile, there was cheer and merrymaking at the Highlanders’ Clubhouse on Saturday afternoon when results trickled in that Dube was now the second most powerful man in Zimbabwean football.

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  • SWMJ

    Dube’s election is not proper. I am not saying that Mubaiwa should have won, but that he could challenge the results on that basis. As interested fans we cannot wait for him to complain. According to FIFA the elections and the process was out of order. And according to law principles it can be declared null and void. This is something that the PSL legal committee overlooked. There might be gloss on one side of the ZIFA board, which may or may not be attributable to them, but there is a whole lot of muck that has been building up since December 5. The right thing is not to ignore these issues. Or we are just bowling for Asiagate.