More than 80 sport administrators, directors, coaches and retired athletes are attending a two day sports management international certificate course in organised by local organisation called Sports Leaders Institute Zimbabwe (SLIZ).

The course is being held at Old Hararians Sports Club and has attracted huge interest.

SLIZ President and African Sport Management Association of Southern Africa, Russell Mhiribidi said the aim of the series workshops is to develop sports leadership, with focus on the importance of planning,  budgeting, implementation, evaluation and running sustainable sport.

An international non government al organisation, LIIKE and facilitator Ari Koivu from Finland, who is working in Tanzania and Kenya, took the participants through some of major challenges faced in sports leadership ,with participants conceding that it has been an eye opening seminar.

Football administrator and coach, Benedict ‘Grinder’ Moyo and former national cricket team captain and Eaglesvale Sports Director, Julia Chibhabha said they have learnt a lot from the seminar including financial management and resource mobilisation in sport.

Other issues discussed included sport ethics and decision making, media and sport development, running a sport and physical education department and commercialising sport.