Maringwa appointed to influential Caf committee

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Desmond Maringwa

Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (Fuz) president Desmond Maringwa continues to earn international recognition following his latest appointment to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Organising Committee for interclub competitions and Management of Club Licensing System.

The former Dynamos midfielder, who has been steering the local football players’ representative body with distinction in the last few years, will be on the committee for a two-year period, starting this year until 2024.

The Caf appointment is a huge vote of confidence for the Zimbabwean administrator and it comes at a time when the country has been frozen out of international and continental football participation by Fifa over alleged Government interference.

Maringwa, a holder of a Fifa Diploma in Football Law also sits on the FIFPro Africa board.

He will serve in the Interclub Competitions and the Club License Management System under Caf second vice-president Ahmed Yahya, the Mauritania FA president.

Botswana’s FFA president MacLean Letshwitiand Djibrilla Hamidou Hima of Niger are Yahya’s deputies.

Caf Organising Committee for Interclub Competitions and Management of Club Licensing System Standing Committees manages the Total Caf Champions League, the Total Caf Confederation Cup, the Total Super Cup as well as the new Women’s Champions League in collaboration with the Organising Committee for Women’s Football.

The continental post is another feather in the cap of Maringwa who has transformed himself from a very talented player during his playing career to the helm of the country’s football players’ representative body.

During his tenure as FUZ boss, Maringwa has been showing the kind of leadership many believe could shape him into a very good ZIFA president in the future.

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