Vita Club name Kazadi as DR Congo’s first female club president

Vita Club name Kazadi as DR Congo’s first female club president

DR Congo giants Vita Club have a new president, in the person of Bestine Kazadi, who becomes the first woman to head a major football club in the central African country.

The 57-year-old lawyer and writer claimed 32 votes ahead of Diomi Ndongala (32), Mboyo Ilumbe (1) and Antony Kitenge (0) in the election to become the new leader of the 1973 Caf Champions League champions.

She succeeds Gabriel Amisi, who resigned last month after 13 years at the helm of the Kinshasa-based outfit.

Kazadi is the daughter of late Pierre Kazadi Tshishishi, who was a top administrator at the club. She is also a chief adviser to DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi.

The domestic league was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the season may likely not resume after club chiefs voted in favour of a pure cancellation with no title and no relegation.

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