By Lloyd Takawira
European football President Aleksander Ceferin, is in the country for the next ten days on a private holiday with family
Ceferin arrived at the Victoria Falls International Airport just after midday with a delegation of 20 people comprising mostly family members including his three daughters Nina (26), Neza (17) and Ana (14).
The Slovenian was welcomed by COSAFA president Mr Phillip Chiyangwa at the Victoria Falls International Airport
Speaking during a tour of the Rainforest later in the day, Ceferin said he was keen to explore areas of cooperation towards development of sports tourism.
“This is fantastic and very hot which is what we want in Europe. I see some water, I see a lot of water,” he said.
“Every town like this is also focused on sports tourism. If in addition you have this what else do you need?” Ceferin said, referring to the falls.
He also said the country’s resort town could attract international clubs for camping if there was investment in infrastructure.
“I don’t know about infrastructure here as I haven’t seen around but we will talk with Philip. We just met a few hours ago and we will speak
So far Ceferin has been to Namibia, Botswana, Tunisia and Tanzania, among other African countries.
COSAFA President Mr Phillip Chiyangwa said Zimbabwe and the Cosafa region could benefit Ceferin’s visit.
“There are already discussions underway in which the president and I will discuss all the possible opportunities available in Zimbabwe even outside sport because he also comes from a business family.
“He might be discussing mining or agriculture. This is the most powerful man in Europe by the way so we are going to be talking tonight and tomorrow we will tell you more of what we would have talked about,” Chiyangwa said .
Ceferin became the Uefa boss in September 2016.