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Phillip Chiyangwa to vacate Cosafa Presidency

Phillip Chiyangwa to vacate Cosafa Presidency

COSAFA president, Philip Chiyangwa, has revealed he will leave the regional post when his term of office comes to an end in December this year.

The Harare businessman also said he was not interested in seeking a return to the ZIFA presidency, when the association hold their elective congress, next year.

He was elected president of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations in December, 2016, after standing unopposed, at the organisation’s annual meetin in South Africa.

He took over from Suketu Patel, who elected not to stand, after completing two terms in office.

It had also become clear, at the time of the polls Patel had lost the backing of the regional football leaders amid winds of change, which were sweeping across African football.

South African football boss, Danny Jordaan, had also entertained dreams of fighting for the COSAFA presidency but withdrew, just before the vote but grapevine is rife he might be elected the next Cosafa President with all the regional football leaders backing him.

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