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ZIFA’S new board is expected to outline a new policy framework on rewarding national teams when they get their first full brief from the secretariat on the dispute surrounding the disbursement of the Warriors African Nations Championships bonuses.

The board, which was elected on March 29, will converge in the capital on Saturday for their first full meeting whose resolutions are expected to set the tone in which the new leadership wants to administer the game and also take a position on the quantum of the bonuses which the Warriors are to receive from the US$250 000, which Zimbabwe earned for finishing fourth at the 2014 CHAN tournament in South Africa.

Re-elected Zifa president Cuthbert Dube will be working with a blend of new and old faces on a leaner board that now has seven other members.

In his first term Dube led a 13-member board from which the likes of Premier Soccer League chairman Twine Phiri, Warriors legend John Phiri and former Eastern Region chairman Fungai Chihuri have been retained.

There are also new faces on that board which include vice-president Omega Sibanda, Women’s Soccer League boss Miriam Sibanda, former PSL board member Tawengwa Hara and Bernard Gwarada.

After meeting with the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Andrew Langa and his deputy Tabetha Kanengoni-Malinga in Harare on Monday, the board would now have to outline their business module and indicate the direction in which they would want to administer the game.

Saturday’s indaba also comes as the board received endorsements from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, his Confederation of African Football and Cosafa counterparts Issa Hayatou and Suketu Patel.

Source : The Herald