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Chando confident ahead of polls

By Colleen Tafireyi

FORMER Caps United secretary- general Wellington Chando is confident he will be elected to the Premier Soccer League (PSL)’s second most powerful position.

face=”Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Chando in an interview on Wednesday revealed to Independent Sport that he already has drafted a blueprint of how he will improve the top-flight league if he lands the secretary-general’s position.

Zifa has scheduled elections to choose chairman, secretary-general and treasurer at the PSL for May 8. Zifa chairman Rafik Khan has consistently dispelled fears that clubs could bar the holding of elections.

“I have been in soccer for a long time,” said Chando. “I have seen a number of shortcomings on the part of local club administrators and owners. To start with, I want to introduce a new way of running the game in the league. That will be done through establishing sanity with the aim of attracting sponsorship so that we run the league like a viable business.”

Chando will contest for the PSL secretary-general’s position with Saidi Sangula of Kambuzuma United and Hardday Mandava of Eiffel Flats.

A chartered secretary by profession, Chando said he would work on helping clubs and the league itself generate income through merchandise. “I have done my homework,” he said.

He has set a goal for himself: “If I fail to deliver within a year in office I will quit and pave way for new blood.”

Chando declares in his campaign manifesto: “I believe as a leader one has to be accountable, learn from his mistakes and improve.”

When elected to the PSL management committee, Chando says he would advocate for the establishment of the position of chief executive officer on a full-time basis.

“I will work on creating a huge revenue base for all clubs. All clubs must have audited accounts and we must also address the anomalies that have been witnessed in the past regarding players’ contracts,” he said.

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