MASVINGO – Yavakomana Football Club (FC) which is affectionately known as Ngaa in the Mucheke Social League, recently took the philanthropy route by donating US$180 and R300 to two of its injured fans.
The team’s manager, Kudakwashe Munetsi said the executive and some players forked out money from their pockets and channeled it towards the wellbeing of their two supporters who were injured during matches.
“We have two of our supporters who were injured during matches. One of them, Nangazi Karima broke her hand while celebrating a goal in Mucheke Stadium and the other one is Jephius Mudzimba who broke his leg during a soccer match that was being played in Mucheke.
“As the pioneer team in the city, we have decided to show our maturity by helping these two. The team donated ZW$589, R250 and US$19 to Karima. Another donation of R300 and US$180 was given to Mudzimba. The two are going to use the money to pay for their hospital bills,” said Munetsi.
The team management praised Nangazi for donating soccer kits to the team in the past, saying he was one of the team’s most avid supporter who had nothing but the team’s success at heart.
Nangazi told TellZIm News that the assistance he got from the team will go a long way in offsetting some of the bills he incurred.
“Money is always welcome. It is a very nice gesture from the management of Yavakomana and its players. I am going to direct some of the funds towards my medical checkups,” said Nangazi.
One of the team players, Chida Mudada said the move towards the lane of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was right as communities looked up to leaders for support and inspiration.
The team’s secretary, Nyasha Mazvimba said they had an affinity to support community members especially those that show love for the team.