Reporter: Gilbert Munetsi
Philip Chiyangwa has confirmed there are people who do not take him seriously in most of what he does, and said he has taken the opportunity to “prove all the doubting Thomases wrong.”
Add to that his fancy dancing antics and the self-proclaimed title of “king of selfies” image and a good number of his followers think they are justified in qualifying him that way.
“I know to some I act like a big joke, but what’s important is that I achieve. My inspiration is my zeal to go beyond conseptualisation of something, to make it take form and walk.”
He said it had never occurred to him that he would lead to big organisations (Zifa and COSAFA) at the same time in such a short space of time.
“It happened so fast. To say the least, I never expected to invite the Fifa president to Zimbabwe. Infantino is my boss and we have a lot in common and these include the need to revolutionalise our football.”
Chiyangwa said when they first met as African football presidents in Nigeria, they were just 17, but on his birthday party the number had risen to 35 out of the 54 in the organization.
Led by the Fifa president and Secretary-General, Fatma Samba Diouf to cut the cake, Chiyangwa did not waste time taking to the dance floor imitating the “zora butter” dance routine. A selfie with his football boss followed