Francis Makonese Appointed Deputy Executive Director of COSAFA
The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) has officially announced the appointment of Francis Makonese, a Zimbabwean sports administrator, as its Deputy Executive Director.
Makonese brings a wealth of experience in football administration and holds a postgraduate qualification in sports management from the FIFA/CIES Executive Program.
Strong Background in Law and Sports Management
COSAFA expressed its delight in unveiling Francis Makonese as the Deputy Executive Director, highlighting his strong background in law and sports management.
Makonese holds a law degree from Nelson Mandela University, complemented by a postgraduate qualification in sports management from the FIFA/CIES Executive Program.
This combination of legal expertise and sports industry knowledge positions Makonese as a valuable addition to the COSAFA team.
Commitment to Growth and Development of Sports
Francis Makonese’s journey with COSAFA began with grassroots involvement and organizing Under-15 girls’ football tournaments as part of the COSAFA Legacy Programmes. Over time, his dedication and contributions expanded, showcasing his commitment to the growth and development of sports in the region.
Involvement in Legislative Changes
Makonese actively engaged with COSAFA in various capacities, contributing to the organization’s legislative changes to align with international standards set by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
His efforts aimed to ensure that COSAFA adheres to the best practices and regulations required within the African football landscape.
Rigorous Recruitment Process
Makonese’s appointment as the Deputy Executive Director followed a rigorous recruitment process conducted by COSAFA.
The regional football body carefully evaluated candidates to identify the most qualified individual for the position. Makonese’s exceptional qualifications and experience made him the ideal choice for the role.
Looking Towards a Promising Future
With the appointment of Francis Makonese as the Deputy Executive Director, COSAFA is poised to continue its commitment to advancing football in Southern Africa.
Makonese’s expertise, legal background, and sports management knowledge will contribute to the organization’s efforts to enhance the region’s football landscape and promote development at all levels.