President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s trademark scarf was sold for a whooping RTGS$250 000 at a fundraising dinner organized for the Zimbabwe Warriors team by the AFCON 2019 Organizing Committee held at a local hotel in Harare.
The scarf was bought by Sakunda boss, Kuda Tagwirei.
President Mnangagwa who was the guest of honour at the dinner through his government donated US$200 000 and RTGS$300 000.
Other items auctioned included a soccer ball and a jersey signed by President Mnangagwa which Mutare businessman Tino Machakaire splashed US$10 000 on.
Zimplats and Beautie Makiya-Masibanda bought the other jerseys for US$3 500 and US$1 500 respectively.
As a challenge to our strikers,South Africa-based Zimbabwean business Zororo-Phumulani pledged R15 000 for every goal scored by the Warriors during the AFCON campaign.
There were other pledges made at the dinner which managed to pull together US$218 000 and close to $3.5 million.
The fundraising dinner was organized as a way to raise funds to cover the team’s travelling,accommodation and allowance expenses.
Over the years the Warriors have had drama filled preparations before big tournaments and this time the committee has been working round the clock to ensure that preparations are drama free.The players must concentrate on delivering on the field of play and not worry about their welfare.