A few weeks ago C.Ronaldo claimed his 3rdBallon d’Or title as he was the clear favorite on winning the prestigious award due to everything he accomplished in the previous 12 months but something controversial occurred with the 3 voters of Zimbabwe.
When the 2014 Ballon d’Or award was given to the star of Real Madrid C.Ronaldo, a day after that coronation and it was revealed that Charles Mabika, KalistoPasuwa and Wisdom Mutasa were the figures of Zimbabwe who voiced their opinion and voted for which player in their own mind was the best performer of the past year.
There are 209 countries which are members of the football governing authority and are allowed to vote. 1 media representative, the senior national team coach and the senior team captain of that country are the ones that have the task to place their respective vote.
Charles Mabikas was the media representative, KalistoPasuwa was the national football team coach and Wisdom Mutasa voted as the captain of the team.
After the Zimbabwe senior national team failed on qualifying to the Africa Cup of Nations, they were disbanded and the U-23 team or otherwise known as: ‘’The Young Warriors’’ became the de facto national side. Ronald Pfumbidzai is the captain of this team and he even worse the captain armband not too long ago in a friendly match against Morocco earlier in November.
Ronald Pfumbidzai was supposed to be one of the men to vote for the 2014 Ballon d’Or but it was changed to KalistoPasuwa who is the head coach of the U-23.
According to a close source to the voting process, the reason on why Mutasa voted instead of Pfumbidzai was because Pfumbidzai was away from the voting process as he was with the national team in Morocco on the day of voting and Mutasa was asked to take his place but this is something that was covered up by the spokesperson of the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa).