Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ)
Footballers Union of Zimbabwe Logo
|Headquarters||Office Y139-140, National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe|
|Desmond Maringwa, President |
Thomas Sweswe, Secretary General
- Contact Phone: 263-242-223572/224060,
-Corporate Affairs emails: email@example.com;
Footballers Union of Zimbabwe(FUZ) is a Union for Zimbabwean Footballers whose formation was influenced by the ever existing footballers' social and economic vulnerability. We are here to fight for, defend and advance the interests of footballers. FUZ is a member of FIFPro, who are the World Players’ Union, and FIFA recognises it as the sole representative of the players. Currently 55 national players’ associations are members of FIFPro including Footballers Union of Zimbabwe
FIFPro holds congress once every year and each congress is held in a different country every year and Footballers Union of Zimbabwe attends this annual event. Footballers Union of Zimbabwe is also part of FIFPro Division Africa. All players in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League are entitled to vote for the FIFPro World Player of the Year and FIFPro World Team of the Year.
Founding and History
To provide, facilitate and safe guard proper welfare and working conditions of current and former football players.
We exist to uphold and preserve the ethics of football and safeguarding the physical health and integrity of players.
Our vision is to change the quality of life of active and retired players.
- President : Desmond Maringwa
- Vice-President : Hebert Dick
- Secretary : Thomas Sweswe
- Treasurer : Tapfuma Nomsa Moyo
- Committe Member : Ashley Rambanepasi
- Committee Member : Wonder Sithole
- Administrator : Vaidah Makotsa
- Communications Officer : Norman Maroto
- Finance Officer : Petronela Phiri
- Delegate Matebeleland North : Obert Moyo
- Delegate Bulawayo : Mkhokheli Dube
- Delegate Masvingo : Ronald Mudimu
- Delegate Midlands : Petros Mhari
- Delegate Mashonaland West : Tendai Hove
- Delegate Midlands : Eriah Phiri
FUZ provides services in many aspects ranging from out of contract training camp, education, legal and finance matters. At the beginning of every year they hold a training camp for those players whose contracts would have run out at their different clubs. This training camp helps the players to keep in shape whilst looking for clubs to sign for. They also hold workshops on legal matters such as the issue of what a standard contract looks like, code of conduct for the players, landmark cases as well as on the finance aspect which focuses on income tax, sports industry pension fund. On the education side players are made aware of the dangers of social social media, match fixing, anti-doping and the Z-Card. They also visit teams throughout the year to hear their challenges and address them in a way that benefit both the clubs and players in a win-win situation.
Corporate Social Responsibility