Masvingo United (Una Una) received a timely boost in their preparation for the coming Division 1 soccer season as they received 18 tracksuits, soccer jerseys, warm up and training bibs that were availed November 11, 2021 at Mucheke stadium.
Two individuals Topgear Mashoko and Godfrey Kurauone donated to the team maroon-coloured away kits with socks, green and orange bibs.
They also promised to provide match and training gear.
Speaking to TellZim News Masvingo United sponsor, Topgear Mashoko said he has a desire and wish that the team plays in the top fight league and that is what motivated him.
“What motivated me to give a helping hand to Masvingo United is that as a person who grew up loving and playing soccer, I saw it fit to give a helping hand and my wish and desire is that we have premier league in Masvingo that we grew up watching and following,” said Mashoko.
Club Chairperson and former Masvingo City Mayor, Hubert Fidze said the team is a community team and by that it has many sponsors and the donations will boost spirits in the dressing room and kindly appreciate the gesture.
“Masvingo United is a community team, it has many sponsors or donors, and we rely on the community.
“This donation we received today will boost the moral of the players and I would like to thank Mr Mashoko for the kind gesture and has promised to bring in more,” said Fidze.
He also added that they spoke with another sponsor who promised to give a helping hand.
“We also have another individual whom we recently contacted and said he will support us again with another kit,” he added.
Fidze also said he would convene a press conference and reveal the team’s budget to the community that will have auditors to manage the accounts.
“We are going to call for a press conference and reveal our budget to the community so that everyone knows where we are coming from and where we are going. This time around we are coming up with team auditors that will help us with the team’s books.
“What I want as chairperson is to have transparency, accountability, to be trusted by the community and all tenets of good governance in terms of running an institution like this club,” said Fidze.
Una Una head coach Ezekiel Mutoda also appreciated the kind gesture by the sponsors for the team.
“We are really happy with the donations as this will boost our morale as a team and we expect more, so that we perform well,” said Mutoda.
Masvingo united team captain and highly rated centre back Douglas Zvauya thanked the sponsors for coming in handy on behalf of the team which he said motivates the players.
“I would like to thank the sponsors for the donations that we received today on behalf of the team as this give us motivation,” said Zvauya.
Una Una shot stopper Henry Chitando also thanked the gesture from the sponsors.
Masvingo United has upped preparations as they await the resumption dates from the football mother board Zimbabwe football Associations (ZIFA).
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer league (ZPSL) kicked off last week after almost two years of absence.
The Platinum boys, Platinum Fc, Ngezi Platinum, Manica Diamonds, Black Rhinos, Chicken Inn, Herentals, and Bulawayo Chiefs are the only teams that managed to collect maximum points.
Meanwhile Bulawayo giants Highlanders, struggling Whawha Fc, newly promoted Tenax and Bulawayo City are in the relegation zone after their first matches.