Kwese TV has reportedly announced that it has taken over the sponsorship of the Mighty Warriors’ participation in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
According to an article published by The Herald, Kwese TV Zimbabwe Country Head Dorothy Zimuto made the announcement, saying her company wanted to promote the interests of the Mighty Warriors.
Kwese TV were the official broadcasters of the COSAFA Senior Women Challenge tournament in Bulawayo and have paid R750,000 into the coffers of the organisation.
Bafana Bafana,who won the tournament, were paid R500,000 with the Mighty Warriors getting R250,000 while Zambia got R150,000 and Kenya will receive R100,000.
The news comes hot on the heels of the recent controversy around the Mighty Warriors, who were reportedly only paid $5 each for transport following their 2-0 (4-0 aggregate) victory over Namibia. We asked our followers what they thought of this and here are some of the best responses:
Cruel & unfair …This is total failure by Zifa.Someone must be fired. This is not the 1st time and nothing happens . Very upsetting…can zest not donate direct this time not through fat albert?
— Kelvin Motsi (@KelvinMotsi1) April 12, 2018
Mmmmm let’s not lie, there are funds,if not you can always make plans to raise money, we cant ignore our national representatives. This is abuse.Thats why some gifted people in Zimbabwe leave n never come back, or just find other things to do.
— Dave Budah ?? (@Dave_Budah) April 12, 2018
Zifa is literally abusing these women and no one with influence is doing a damn thing about it. Remember the #MightyWarriors suffered the same humiliation in 2016. Chiyangwa should be very ashamed! #ZifaRespectMightyWarriors
— Belinda Sauramba (@Belz1201) April 12, 2018
@ZiFMStereo please take note of this isa regional problem as well checked the salary difference of bafana bafana and banyana banyana there is a big gap
— festo munetsi (@munetsifesto) April 12, 2018
In addition, the female teams hardly participate in junior competitions like U15 and U17 as the body do not register. It is not just lack of money but will. The issue is deeper than just the $5 allowances
— Langton F Kagwere (@kagwerelf) April 12, 2018
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