ZIFA president Dr Phillip Chiyangwa on Friday (today) doled out football goodies that include, kit, boots, training bibs, footballs, shin pads and goalkeeping gloves worth a total US$130 000 from FIFA to 16 women’s football clubs.
The women’s clubs were attending a two-day capacity building induction workshop at the ZIFA Village in Mt Hampden, where Dr Chiyangwa pledged US$40 000 cash to the clubs to subsidise transport costs.
Speaking during the closing ceremony, the ZIFA boss said his board was on a mission to spruce up the image of the village by expanding the road leading up to the village, getting rid of rats and snakes to make it more attractive.
He said women’s football is a tool to amplify women’s voices and change views that they are second class citizens using the game to make great strides in the emancipation of women.
Dr Chiyangwa also lamented the low and poor coverage and promotion of women’s football as another area of concern and constant bickering over money, making it difficult to attract sponsorship.
PSL chief executive officer Kenny Ndebele presented on club management and competitions, while ZIFA women football administrator Theresa Maguraushe on leadership, ZIFA new technical director Wilson Mutekede on technical development, Nelson Matongorere on attributes of a good coach, ZIFA degrees committee chairman Gladmore Muzambi on laws of the game and Rosemary Mugadza on the history of the women’s football.
Maguraushe said the workshop was the first of series of workshops for women’s football clubs.