The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) will invite La Liga club Malaga as part of the partnership between Zifa and the Spanish premier league.
This comes after La Liga representative in Africa, Barradas Antonio, met with Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday and signed a partnership deal which would see them explore different business opportunities such as football exchange programmes and the Spanish top league providing football equipment and sending trainers to help in football development. Said Chiyangwa:
If all goes according to plan, we might have Malaga coming to Zimbabwe after their tour of South Africa. We have offered them a very lucrative package that we might take them to Victoria Falls to see one of the Seven World’s of the World and then fly to Harare. They will then play at the National Sports Stadium, not against the national team, but they will play our PSL [Premier Soccer League] teams. In other words, they will play one of the PSL teams or if a decision has to be made, they play PSL’s best local players. Again, it’s still under consideration that it might happen in July. Moreso, Antonio will negotiate on behalf of Zifa to send trainers to Zimbabwe.
Barradas said he would try to persuade Malaga, but his main focus, as of now, was to develop football in Zimbabwe.