MDC-T to raise funds for Zimbabwe team


The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) said it would try spearhead a campaign to raise funds for the national football team, which will compete at the Africa Cup of Nations this month.

Zimbabwe is the only team from the COSAFA region competing at the tournament, and a tremendous amount hangs on their performance, not just for that country but for the Southern African region.

When the team decided to boycott its Afcon send-off event earlier this week, the Zimbabwe Football Association was embarrassed and so too was the leadership of the country.

Central to the dispute is the small matter of finances, and the MDC-T believes that it can do something to remedy that.

Speaking to, MDC-T shadow minister for Sports Clifford Hlatywayo said: “As the alternative sports ministry, we are also calling upon all progressive Zimbabweans to support the Warriors financially at this hour.”

He said Zimbabweans had a national duty to support the national team at this crucial event.

“This is our national duty let us support our hard-working boys and practice real patriotism not the ZanuPF empty sloganeering,” added Hlatywayo.