By ZBC Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is set to role out a ten-team pilot Northen Region Junior Football league in a move aimed at harnessing budding talent. This was reviewed during an Annual General Meeting conducted in Bindura today.
The inaugural under 15 league comprises of 10 ten teams drawn from Harare, Mashonaland West and Central provinces.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) ZIFA Mashonaland Central Chairperson Mr Gilbert Saika said the junior league is a development that speaks volumes of strides being made in modernizing our football
“As a province, I think we have been ahead in terms of giving youngsters a platform but I think this is a welcome move buy ZIFA which will help us keep stock of talent and avoid it leakage,” said Saika.
Meanwhile, ZIFA Northern Region Board Member Mr Stancslous Nyachowe revealed that the Association will stage a Northen Region FA Cup featuring teams from the Northern Zone
“I can safely say talks are at 99% with a sponsor whom I’m not ready to divulge as of now. We will be hosting the FA cup for Division 1 and 2 teams in the Northern Region side. It’s one of the many things we are doing as a region will let football do the talking,” said Nyachowe.
The AGM saw concerns being raised over the declining officiating standards poor state grounds whilst there are issues relating affiliation fees which being eroded by inflation.
An award handover ceremony to honour players and teams that excelled during the 2019 season was held in Glendale