FOOTBALL Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ) president Desmond Maringwa has been elected into the FiFPro Africa Board at the ongoing FIFPro Division Africa congress in Johannesburg, South Africa.
At the congress, Football Union of Botswana secretary general, Kgosana Masaseng was appointed as FIFPRO Africa deputy secretary general.
FIFPro is the worldwide representative organisation for over 65 000 professional footballers. FIFPro, with its global headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, is made up of 67 national players’ associations.
The FIFPro Division Africa consists of 12 member associations: Botswana, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Fondly known as Gazza during his playing days for Dynamos and Zimbabwe Warriors, in March Maringwa was among an elite group of 26 graduates from the first intake of the new FIFA Diploma in Football Law to be honoured.
The first edition of the FIFA Diploma in Football Law which is the initiative of the world football governing body and International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) commenced its opening module in Miami, USA in February 2020.