Businessman Donates to Dulibadzimo United

SPORTS WRITER

BEITBRIDGE: DULIBADZIMO United F.C. on Thursday received a timely boost when Global Cargo representative Ernest Tazarurwa donated 10 soccer balls to the team.

Five of the soccer balls were handed over to the team and the remainder will be delivered anytime this week.

Tazarurwa himself a yesteryear soccer player who turns out for the border town social soccer outfit The Greats, said the donation was because it was his wish to see local football return to the dizzy heights of premiership.

“I hope all business people in Beitbridge share my vision. It is my wish that we get to see top flight soccer again and it’s under that spirit I made that gesture,” he said in a brief interview.

“This soccer is in Beitbridge and for Beitbridge and we must find it in us to feel responsible about it so that it grows with the town,” said Tazarurwa.

Dulibadzimo United brand and marketing official Jonathan Mongola said Tazarurwa responded swiftly to the appeal for soccer balls for the community team currently on a membership drive to boost it’s coffers.

“He came on board when we sent an SOS for assistance and we appreciate his gesture hoping other businessmen in the town will emulate this gesture.

“Ours is a team which is community based and such help from the same community can only help us grow,” said Mongola as he received the soccer balls on behalf of the team.

This is not the first time Tazarurwa has donated equipment to Dulibadzimo United. At the beginning of the season he donated sets of training bibs to the team.

Several followers of Dulibadzimo United applauded Tazarurwa for the gesture.The team, the border town’s only active and Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) affiliated faces a host of problems including poor accommodation for it’s players.

It also has financial problems highlighted when it is travels for away games and has been to Kwekwe, Gweru, Zvishavane in it’s quest for promotion into the premiership which the technical team believes is achievable.

Averagely an away trip costs just under R10 000 and the team’s interim executive runs around for donations to meet fixtures.

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