Southern Region Women Football Committee (SRWFC) goes to the polls at the Chiwembe Technical Centre on Saturday with incumbent chairperson Catherine Chikandula facing her deputy Joyce Chikho.
Chikho said Thursday that she now feels mature enough to take on her boss.
“It was difficult for me to display my skills behind someone’s back and I want to be at the forefront developing women football in the country,” she said.
On her part, Chikandula said she is hopeful of being re-elected and she does not feel intimidated by Chikho’s challenge.
“I feel the work of my hands will speak for me to retain the seat. During my tenure, the region experienced growth in terms of competitions and the number of teams,” she said.
Chikho says her main focus would be to provide tangible training to women football coaches whereas Chikandula says she will get more sponsors for both competitions and clubs.
On the post of vice-chairperson, Grace Kupala has no contender while Immaculate Chiwaya is expected to wrestle the secretariat from Patricia Damalekani. Caroline Kale and Ruth Kayange will fight for the vice-secretary’s seat. Mary Kadokera will take on Hilda Masamba for the post of treasurer.
Edna Matewere, Josephine Mussa, Felina Vukani, Catherine Mphande and Violet Bonya are vying for executive member positions.
During the recent National Women Football Committee (SRWFC) elections, Severia Chalira snatched the hot seat from her boss, Suzgo Ngwira.