Dr Manase Chiweshe
Dr. Manase Kudzai Chiweshe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social and Community Development at the University of Zimbabwe. He is also a Research Associate, in the Department of Sociology, Rhodes
University, South Africa.
Dr Chiweshe is an expert on football research in Africa with published work on corruption, gambling, gender, fandom, governance, and globalisation of the game. He is the author of the book, The People’s Game: Football Fandom in Zimbabwe. As a sociologist, his work mainly revolves around everyday life in African spaces.
Manase is a Co-Chair of Gambling Realities Africa and presented on his ongoing work on soccer betting in rural and peri-urban Zimbabwe at the inaugural conference. You can watch his presentation here.