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HHOHHO FOOTBALL SET FOR TRANSFORMATION – CHAIRMAN

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MBABANE – A new dawn.

A new era seems to be about to dawn for Hhohho Regional Football Association (HRFA) affiliates. This will come as a result of the decision of the new HRFA executive led by Chairman Comfort Shongwe, who has said they wanted to transform football into a business entity in the region. HRFA has over 300 affiliates who could benefit if this sees the light of day. “We are working on every club having a constitution so to avoid incidents of disputes over teams’ ownership. We want to transform football into an industry where the teams will register with the Registrar of Companies. So, we’ll request from Eswatini Football Association (EFA) to give us those lessons on football and club management,” Shongwe said.
The chairman believed that teams needed to be fully established so they could also attract sponsors as opposed to only benefitting through tournament sponsorships.

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Shongwe was speaking on Wednesday at Sigwaca House during the prize presentation of the Instacash Hhohho Football Association (FA) Cup for Mbabane League. The chairman also encouraged teams to grab the job the opportunity availed to them by Instacash to continue generating revenue for their teams. EFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frederick Mngomezulu said the entity did have programmes that could cover a broad range of team officials from directors to team doctors. Meanwhile, Instacash Commercial Manager Bongani Dube said they were already one step ahead of HRFA in the business aspect of football at regional level, as they had granted teams agents accounts. Dube said the money in these accounts solely belonged to teams and any profits made were for them. He also encouraged teams to employ permanent staff for income generating purposes of their teams through the service of the new mobile money service provider.

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