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Football | Zimbabwe

Zifa raising cash for Egypt tie



The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) have amassed debts of around US$4 million, and now they are faced with the daunting task of raising US$150 000 to travel to Egypt on March 22 for a 2014 World Cup qualifying match.

The association have recently bolstered their coffers courtesy of the ‘Asiagate’ match fixing scandal fines, but they are still some way short of financing the Warriors’ travelling and accommodation expenses for the upcoming encounter, let alone the players’ allowances.

Ndumiso Gumede, the vice-president of Zifa, told Supersport.com that it is a tough task for the association to generate the necessary funds but he maintains they remain committed to honouring the tie with the Pharaohs, while the country will also have games to follow with Mozambique and Guinea.

“We have to find ways of raising the money,” Gumede said.

“We can afford not to play the remaining three games. We are starting with Egypt. We have Mozambique and Guinea as well. So we will be talking to stakeholders who we have worked with before to see how they can help us raise the required amount or even more so that we can’t just be raising money for each game as it comes but do it even in advance,” concluded Gumede.



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