COSAFA elects Frans Mbidi as Vice President.

COSAFA elects Frans Mbidi as Vice President.

After the election conducted in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend, Frans Mbidi says the Association will be prioritize women football for the next five years.

Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) President Chiyangwa stood unopposed and takes over from Suketu Patel, who elected not to stand after completing two terms in office.

The other contender for the role of COSAFA president, Dr Danny Jordaan from the South African Football Association, withdrew before the vote.

“We now need to redouble our efforts to grow COSAFA. Our predecessors have done a great job in bringing the institution where it is today. we have a mammoth tasks with specific emphasis on women football and development thereof”, Mbidi said in his acceptance speech.

Out-going President Patel said he believed he had completed his mission to help develop football in the COSAFA region and it was now time to pass on the baton.

“When I took over the presidency 10 years ago, development was the objective and we have achieved that,” Patel said. “It is important to know when one has done his job and leave with dignity”, Patel concluded.

The new leadership will serves for five years.