ZIFA vice president Omega Sibanda has been appointed to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) committee established to spearhead the development of Futsal and Beach Football.

The 18-member committee is headed by Uganda Football Association president and CAF Executive Committee member Moses Magogo while Leodegar Tenga of Tanzania is the vice president.

The appointment of Sibanda is a further cap for the leadership of ZIFA, whose top brass is continuously being recognised by CAF and COSAFA for their sterling work in various fields of football development. ZIFA president Dr Phillip Chiyangwa heads COSAFA and is also vice president of the powerful Africa Cup of Nations Organising Committee.

Sibanda chaired the COSAFA Women Championships Organising Committee that were staged in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe two months ago.

Sibanda said his appointment simply means more work for the development of the beautiful game.

“I am happy with the recognition by CAF and do believe I will play my part fully in the development of two types of football, futsal and Beach Soccer which we are also making strides as a country to develop. It simply means more work for the upliftment of the game,” he said.

Sibanda also heads the Association’s Technical Development Committee and this strategic committee has been credited for a number of capacity building programmes it has organised this year. – ZIFA

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