Phiri, Mandaza complete sports course

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Phiri, Mandaza complete sports course Juma Phiri


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VETERAN sports administrator Juma Phiri, who was among 109 participants that took part in the last part of a five-day Droni Sport initiated online Executive Sports Management Level 3 course that ends on Friday, said taking part in the course was a great eye opener.

Droni Sport is based in Harare and former Sports and Recreation Commission director Daniel Kuwengwa leads the organisation.

The 109 participants that included Zimbabwe’s renowned former footballers Terrence Mandaza and Desire Bafana plus a number of people from Zimbabwe’s education sector, enrolled for the course last year from there they successfully completed their Level Two and Level Three stages.

“As a sports administrator I feel successfully completing this whole course will help me in a big way because sports evolves day in day out. So, it is good for one to keep learning so that we are always in touch with new things in the world of sport and administration. Also, I have ambitions, I don’t just want to remain stagnant.

One always needs to upgrade,” Phiri, a renowned former athlete whose 2.16m high jump record he set in June 1999 has stood for more than two decades.

Executive Sports Management Level 3 course saw the learners cover topics that include sports diplomacy, importance of databases in sport and use of information communication technologies (ICTs) in sport that stressed on the value of Creating Opportunities Via Internet Daily (Covid).

Interestingly, Phiri, a long serving Talen Vision administrator, recently told this publication that he had set his eyes on a new challenge that would see him manage a sports consultancy firm, Skills View, whose thrust is player transfer, welfare and management with branches in Johannesburg and Bulawayo.

Terrence Mandaza

Against such a background, Talen Vision president Khumbulani Nkomo said Phiri had all their blessings and courtesy of his administrative abilities they did not think twice on re-assigning him.

“As things and the environment that we operate in are changing, as Talen Vision we are also in a transforming stage. We want to fully serve the community that we live in and as such we saw it fit to reassign Juma Phiri and take charge of our Skills View initiative as a co-director. We are the same family with Skills View and contrary to the view that we fired him, as Talen Vision we are going to give Juma Phiri all the necessary support,” said Nkomo.

Phiri will be co-director of Skills View Sports Consultancy with South Africa-based Kelvin Nkomo.

Nkomo is the son of Talen Vision president Khumbulani Nkomo.

The newly established organisation is in the process of engaging ex-Talen Vision technical director Miroslav Nemec to represent them in Slovakia.

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