BEITBRIDGE’s Dulibadzimu United on Friday got a timely boost ahead of their league encounter when a local businessman contributed towards the team’s meals ahead of the “must win” game against Loss Control.
Slotted for the lovely theatre of football, the Mabhidhi Stadium at 3pm, Stanley Ncube’s young lads want maximum points to keep alive a whole town’s dream of premiership soccer come next season.
And Shandai Aggripa Chingwanga of Chingwanga Enterprises moved in and pledged all the meals for the boys in red and black.
“It’s what I felt I could do. We have to support this team at all costs because it’s success will be the town’s success.
“That is the little I could do and it is my hope the community appreciates the gesture,” Chingwanga said in an interview on the eve of the game.
Others can come in different ways,” he said after handing meal tickets for the 25-man squad that goes hunting on Saturday.
Brand manager Jonathan Mongola who received the timeous gesture said meals will be at a restaurant in the central business district.
“We thank Chingwanga for his contribution which will obviously boost the morale of the squad. We also appeal to the business community of the town to give a helping hand,” said Mongola.
Dulibadzimu United is hunting premiership soccer against a tough tide of Midlands team’s rumoured to be heavily supported by the Zifa Central Region Administration and referees.
Most teams visiting the Midlands teams have unofficially complained against biased officiating while another team is rumoured to be travelling with match officials for it’s encounters.
The social media in Beitbridge has been abuzz with different views about the performance of the team captained by Leeroy “Nduzo” Rwokuda whose squad is criticised for it’s second part poor display.
“They fizzle out and don’t attack the goal in the second part. They dominate play in the first half but did out after the breather,” a supporter who asked to remain anonymous said.
“We need to collect all the points at home. We must make our home ground a slaughter place. No team must take anything from home. They must leave empty handed,” he said.
Team manager Ferdinand “Mashefu” this week opened the door for David “Altezza” Tito and Bilebile, two veteran players who left the team for the social league but had attracted a lot of talk from the community.
“The boys should come for training. Whatever issues we had are in the past and in any case we listen to the desires of the community and may people have asked about them and we must respond to the community which backs us,” Mashefu told an executive plenary meeting ahead of this weekend fixture