…as Byword Motors donates new kit
Calls for the Masvingo’s corporate world to fund the high-flying Masvingo United Football Club (FC) in their 2019 campaign seem to be reaping fruits, with a few companies and individuals in the city recently making some donations.
Byword Motors, owned by businessman Stanley Kondongwe, unveiled a new Kappa-branded kit to the club at Mucheke Stadium on Monday, June 17, 2019.
Byword manager and representative at the kit handover ceremony, Ephraim Museva said the company’s wish was for the team to get promoted to the topflight Premier Soccer League (PSL).
He promised that Byword will increase support for the team in the future.
“We wish your bid for promotion bears fruit so that we have premier league action in Masvingo and we will make sure we scale up our support for the team. Despite the economic challenges, our aim is to have a PSL team in Masvingo and we want to be associated with such kind of success,” said Museva.
Masvingo United Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Phillip Shumba expressed gratitude for the donation and promised that the team will fight to bag maximum points in their upcoming replay match against Grayham FC in Ruwa this Sunday, June 23.
“Byword motors are our all-weather friends and the company’s director Mr. Kondongwe is a man of his words. He has set himself apart from others who have not been accommodating to us.
“We want to dedicate our upcoming match to Byword Motors so we are going to Harare targeting maximum points. It is also our wish to get promotion at the end of this season,” said Shumba.
Other donations presented at the ceremony included match balls donated by former Una Una forward Martin Vengesayi, cones from Thorglot Investments and RTGS$1500 which was channeled towards players welfare.
Zifa provincial chairman Nobioth Magwizi also donated RTGS$1000 which paid players winning bonuses for the game against Ruwa Pro Group a few weeks ago.
Una Una has been on a good run under new coach Ezekiel Mutoda and are currently on fourth position, a mere nine points shy of log leaders Tenax with a game in hand against bottom-placed Grayham which is set to be replayed this Sunday.
Zifa this weekend suspended PSL and Division One action to allow football fans to rally behind the Warriors who are currently in Egypt for the Afcon finals.