Ellen Chiwenga continues to shine

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter

ZIMBABWE’S only accredited female FIFA match agent, Ellen Chiwenga, continues to shine.

She was nominated among a galaxy of sports personalities in England like Raheen Sterling and Sadio Mane for this year’s Football’s Black List.

Chiwenga was unveiled among the five successful nominations under the Commercial section for her role in marketing and developing the game through her EC Football Consultancy.

The other nominees include Dominique Delvaille, who is Nike’s women brand director; Donna Bartley a senior associate at Morgan Sports Law; Concave Football’s head of global operations GavinLee Ellison and Tobi Alabi, who is the founder of Heart 4 More Foundation and a football agent.

“Such an honour to be nominated on the Football Black List alongside so many amazing and talented people,” tweeted Chiwenga yesterday.

“Congratulations Ellen may you continue to raise our flag high and let’s take the promotion of football, especially in Zimbabwe, to the global stage for the benefit of our players and the nation at large,” posted the Sports Commission on their social media handles.

Last year Chiwenga was named the Best African Women making a difference in the Sports category at the African Virtuous Women Awards.

She was also appointed the brand ambassador of the Pakistan club FC Karachi.

Football’s Black List has become the biggest, and most respected, celebration of African and Caribbean achievement in the British game.

The full list

Commercial: Dominique Delvaille, women brand director, Nike, Donna Bartley, senior associate, Morgan Sports Law, Ellen Chiwenga, football match agent, EC Football Consultancy, GavinLee Ellison, head of global operations, Concave Football, Tobi Alabi, founder, Heart 4 More Foundation and football agent

 Cyrille Regis Players’ Award

Anita Asante, Chelsea Women, Danny Rose, Tottenham, Eniola Aluko, Juventus Women, Raheem Sterling, Manchester City, Sadio Mane, Liverpool


Amanda Hudson, director of education — Wada, Joanie Evans, co-president, Federation of Gay Games, Lungi Macebo, chief operating officer, Birmingham City FC

Sarah Ebanja, chief executive, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, Vivienne Aiyela, non-executive director, London FA

Coaching and management

Chris Ramsey MBE, technical director, Queens Park Rangers, Colin Omogbehin, Under-23 academy head coach, Fulham FC, Coreen Brown, academy coach, Arsenal Ladies, Justin Cochrane, head coach, England Under-15 team, Michael Johnson, manager, Guyana national team

Community and Grassroots

Bobby Kasanga, founder, Hackney Wick FC, Francesca Brown, founder, Goals4Girls, Iqraa Ismail, founder, NUR Women’’s Football Club, Dr Mark Prince, founder, Kiyan Prince Foundation, Nick Bignall, ambassador, Colour Blindness Awareness


Adrian Kajumba, football reporter, Daily Mail, Anne-Marie Batson, freelance sports broadcaster, Clinton Forde, co-founder, Rootz TV, Felicia Pennant, editor, SEASON zine, Joel Beya, co-founder, Cheeky Sport


Akil Howson, assistant referee, English Football League, Dr John Iga, head of performance services, Huddersfield Town, David Rainford, club support manager, Premier League, Jehmeil Lemonius, sports campaign manager, Stonewall, Lorna Falconer, head of football operations, Brentford FC


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