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Introducing FCBarcaZimPenya

by Kudzai Mukuku
30 Sep 2013 at 06:19hrs | Views

FCBarcaZim Fan Club (Penya) was founded on the 18th of May 2011. The idea started off as just a Facebook group then grew into a fan club with the mission to unite all Barca fans in Zimbabwe and in the Diaspora promoting the goals, culture and values of FC Barcelona.

FCBarcaZim membership is free, our members join online via social networks (Facebook and Twiter) and over the years the fan club has acquired more than 4,000 Penya members.
-Our Facebook page has more than 3,500 members

-Our Facebook group [True FC Barça Cules Only|Zim Edition] has 850 members

-On Twitter [@FCBarcaZim] we have 135 followers

FCBarcaZim members meet regularly to watch big matches together, photo shoots, discussions and braai. We meet on quarterly basis every year.

FCBarcaZim biggest events are El Classico matches, Champions League matches (involving FCB), Start of season braai parties and end of season trophy celebrations.

FCBarcaZim has a board of management. The role of the board is to create and manage fan club activities around the country, preach FCB values within the fan club, acquire more membership and maintain discipline.

The management board comprise of; Penya President (Mr Kudzai Mukuku): Vice President (Mr Gerald Mandhevana) Chairman (Mr Tungamirai Bizah) Vice Chairperson (Mrs Vimbai Deliwe Miga) Executive Events Director (Admire Mare) Secretary General (Alois Kachere) Deputy Secretary (Rumbidzai Kaseke) Director (Zebediah Nhamoinesu) Deputy Director (Tembani Mudavanhu) Treasurer (Malvern Mutemanesango) Deputy Treasurer (Praise Timbe)   And other board members Newton Zvoushe (SA Representative), Jubilation Chovaka, Tafadzwa Shelton Sigudu, Norest Chikare and Tsungai Albert Mavambe.

FCBarcaZim is partners with other African Penyas like Nigerian Penya and South African Penya. The South African Penya is taking care of our members in South Africa.

Currently the board is in the process of setting up its own joint in the vicinity of the CBD where all Barcelona fans can meet up to watch matches, host parties/braais and a Barcelona kit shop

Source - FCBarcaZim