Felton Kamambo beat Phillip Chiyangwa in the Zifa elections held in Harare on Sunday to become the association’s new president.
Kamambo’s victory marked an end to Chiyangwa’s three-year reign after taking over from Cuthbert Dube in December 2015.
But little is known about the new Zifa boss whose name dominated in the media during the build-up to the elections.
Kamambo once served as a Zifa board member from 2015 before he quit his post in March this year, arguing that the board’s term of office had lapsed. After his resignation, he joined forces with other officials Trevor Carelse-Juul, Eusebio Maseko, Rafiq Khan, Vincent Pamire, Leslie Gwindi, John Phiri and Fungai Chihuri to push for an immediate election.
The move, however, was seen as rebellious and Kamambo together with his colleagues were controversially banned from all football activities for three years by the association.
The suspension saw him disqualified from contesting in the polls, but an appeal to FIFA reversed the decision.
A former player in the past, Kamambo featured for Mhangura Football Club. He also served as the Zifa Central Region chairman.
Outside football, the new Zifa boss is a senior manager at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB).