MBADA DIAMONDS is set to renew the sponsorship package to Buffaloes in a move set to help the army side to sign new players.
REPORT BY KENNETH NYANGANI
The mining concern last season donated over $100 000 and sports apparel before pledging to reward the army side players if they ended the season in the top eight.
Buffaloes did not disappoint after ending the season on a respectable sixth position. At the players’ end-of-year awards ceremony held in Mutare last December, Mbada Diamonds chief executive officer Patience Khumalo said she was impressed with the side’s achievement.
Mbada Diamonds senior Corporate services officer Tafadzwa Chiremba confirmed the development, but could not be drawn into revealing much, saying negotiations were underway.
“Negotiations are still underway with the army side.
“The outcome will be made public,” he said.
Buffaloes spokesperson Tendai Chitowa said the fund will help them to sign new players ahead of the new season, adding that they were expecting a better year.
“As we prepare for the new season, there are players we are looking forward to sign and we are happy because this (donation) will help us sign them to beef up our squad. We are expecting to do even better this year,” he said.
Buffaloes have already played three high-profile friendly matches. The first was against fellow army side Black Rhinos which they drew nil-all at Sakubva Stadium before being held to a 1-1 draw against Harare City at the same venue.
Caps United went to Sakubva and they drew 1-1 with Buffaloes while the match against Triangle which was slated for Saturday was postponed.