BACK TO SCHOOL. . . DeMbare spokesperson ventures into studies

06 Oct, 2022 - 00:10 0 Views
BACK TO SCHOOL. . . DeMbare spokesperson ventures into studies Chioniso Mashakada


Curtworth Masango
DYNAMOS communications officer, Chioniso Mashakada, said she is delighted to be pursuing her dreams.

She has enrolled for the FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sport Management at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. The programme takes one year and is only offered in 16 universities worldwide.

In Africa, it’s only available in South Africa, Egypt and Senegal.

It covers six modules – sports law, marketing, events management, sports sponsorship, sports communication and finance.

The course is mainly for people who want to go into sports administration.

Chipo Sabeta and Joice Kapota are the other Zimbabweans who completed the course.

Mashakada told H-Metro that her passion to study the programme is derived from her keen interest in sports administration.

“I have chosen to take part in football administration, but have no qualifications that support the administration path.

“That led me into the programme, as it equips me in many different areas in my journey of pursuing sports administration.

“I felt it is for my personal benefit and the club also.  “If I am done with that, the club will have a highly qualified person within its ranks.

“I am not ending there, I came here doing marketing only, but when Yvonne (Mangunda) left, I was then pushed into her position.

“I’m happy that I am pushing to equip myself to grow,” said Mashakada.

She added:

“It feels great doing this. Knowing where I came from, I think I am on the right track.

“The dreams I had, at a tender age, are being fulfilled.  “Growing up, I wanted to be at Dynamos, but I didn’t know how to be there but I found my way there.

“Right now, I am just a communications officer and I am eying a higher position in future, whether it be with the Warriors or Mighty Warriors. “Sabeta has been one of my role models. I want to remove that myth that women don’t know football.”

Mashakada grew up in Bulawayo but relocating to Harare to join Dynamos was seamless because she has always been a DeMbare fan.

“The people back home felt I ran away from them.  “For me, it was just grabbing a lifetime opportunity that comes once in a blue moon.

“All those I grew up with know that I was always blue.”


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