ZIFA Eastern Region Division One side FC Wangu Mazodze have established another club, with the same name, which will compete in the ZIFA Central Region Division One league this coming season.
The team will be based in Redcliff near Kwekwe and they will be using Viscos Sports Club as their home ground.
Club chairman, Trevor Chateuka, confirmed the development yesterday.
FC Wangu Mazodze have a team in the ZIFA Eastern Region, which was involved in the promotion race last season before the ticket was snatched by Bikita Minerals, via the boardroom. “Our vision is to empower communities through football and it is in that vein that we have established a new team to be based in Redcliff.
“They will play in the ZIFA Central Region Division One league in the 2024 season.
“We are trying to develop the communities using football as a vehicle for empowerment and development.
“There are so many youngsters, who are talented but they are not empowered. That is the gap that we want to bridge as Wangu Mazodze.
“We are currently looking for a tried-and-tested coach to lead the Redcliff team.
“Our aim is to see that team getting promoted to the Premiership. We are going to run that club as professionally as we do the Masvingo-based one”. FC Wangu Mazodze failed to clinch Premiership promotion on the final day of the Eastern Region Division One season after failing to beat Renco Mine last year.
FC Wangu Mazodze could only pick a point at Renco and third-placed Tenax staged a smash-and-grab that took them to the summit of the table.
Tenax’s celebrations were short-lived, though, following a controversial board-room decision that reversed the promotion celebrations. Grayham were found guilty of using an ineligible player in their match against Bikita Minerals.