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Zimbabwe Football Trust confident of Warriors win


ZIMBABWE Football Trust chairman Tshinga Dube believes the Warriors will pull a stunning win against Egypt in a 2014 World Cup qualifier at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow.

Report by Wellington Toni

While Zimbabwe’s chances of making the last qualifying round are all but gone, Dube believes a win will boost the confident of not only the players going forward, but also the corporate sector’s support for the nation’s most supported sport.

“I am hopeful the Warriors will win come Sunday and further promote the image of the country and reach greater heights. I have no doubt they will win.

“The support from the corporate sector has been slow maybe because of the economic pressure, but not enough education has been given to them on the importance of this sport. A win will do us good and support will come.

“We have received support from outside the country; some banks and hotels are supporting us; we have received land, but eventually people will begin to appreciate that this is good for the country and their own good,” Dube said.

Dube and members of his trust and the Zifa Board paid a courtesy call on the Warriors at their camping site on Thursday night.

“It was motivational talk to the boys. We wanted to assure them that we are with them all the way and we will support them. Everything they need has been taken care of, the allowances, the appearances fees, accommodation for the visitors had been paid for.

“The boys look ready, like Warriors preparing for war and you can tell the enthusiasm in camp,” the Marange Resources chairman and Zimbabwe Defence Industries chief executive said.

The Trust has been seeking $1 million for the hosting of this game and next week’s trip to Guinea and although Dube could not give figures, all seems to have fallen in place with more corporate support promising.

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