ZIFA Chairman Philip Chiyangwa has challenged Premier League Clubs to take up a more professional approach in the running of their clubs.
Addressing a two-day CAF Club Licensing seminar which began in Harare yesterday, Chiyangwa told the club’s representatives that it was high time local teams assumed a professional outlook.
Chiyangwa was quoted by the Herald saying:
“A professional environment allows football to realise its full potential. There is no short cut to football excellence and hence the need to give our clubs the professional facelift.
“The club systems should see executive committees allowed to take charge of club affairs. The statutes should help the clubs attain their legal status and stability.
“The clubs should have qualified personnel running the show. We need to have youth academies set up by our clubs. Zimbabwe football has come of age and we need to see our clubs assuming a professional outlook.” Said the ZIFA Boss.
Chiyangwa also pleaded with Stadium owners to cut down on levies charged for stadia use.
CAF sent three members who include SAFA chief executive Dennis Mumble, Zambian Honour Janza and Maxwell Mtonga of Malawi to the seminar.
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