Financial problems have hit Mbare Junior Rugby Academy who are set to take part in the Lou Corbi Rugby Festival that starts in Bulawayo on Wednesday.
The current holders of the Lou Corbi Rugby Festival have sent an SOS to the corporate sector to fund the trip to the City of Kings on Tuesday.
Coach Victor Pekani on Sunday said the academy had run out of funding but they were eager to retain the trophy.
“All we need at the moment is support from the corporate world and Themba Sibanda, the president of Zimbabwe Rugby Union, has been doing a great job to make sure the academy survives the storms,” he said.
The academy, which is also the current holder of the Hellenic Day and Night Spar tournament, also helped Churchill Under-14s with supply of talented players to clinch the Churchill Under-14 Rugby Tournament this year.
The camp has been hit by many problems considering the fact that many of its players are orphans and seven of them did not make the grade to attend the Craven Week this year due to body weight.