Zimbabwean Journalist Chichi Sabeta Honored by Arsene Wenger & FIFA
England-based Zimbabwean sports journalist Chipo “Chichi” Sabeta was on Thursday night honored by legendary football manager Arsene Wenger and international football governing body FIFA.
Sabeta emerged as the overall winner of the FIFA/CIES Sports management project.
The Zimbabwean journalist received the award from Wenger, FIFA’s head of global development, at the organization’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
Sabeta won the award for an eSports project he undertook for a program at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa.
Her project focuses on the critical factors required for the successful implementation of the eSports League System in Africa.
Zimbabwean journalists participated alongside Damilola Bello from Nigeria, Gareth Corjee from South Africa, Casper Jangale from Malawi and Daryll Roeffe from South Africa.
Sabeta is excited to show her respect on social media, write,
“I am humbled & honored to announce that I am the overall winner of the FIFA/CIES Sports management project.
“Legendary coach Arsene Wenger who is now FIFA’s head of global development, presented the certificate at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday. (Thursday).
“It was just an amazing moment and one of the most important scenes in my professional career.
“Thank you so much to my superiors at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa who guided me and my colleagues who have returned on a turbulent journey, which requires dedication, enthusiasm and perseverance.
“Winning as the best overall job at NMU is enough, but I never thought it would be the best job INTERNATIONALLY (i.e. from 12 FIFA/CIES universities around the world).
“I truly appreciate & cherish this honor from this glorious institution.
I will definitely push myself to be a better version of my work, and most importantly, I thank the Almighty because he has the ultimate key to opening any door in life.