THE 2013 edition of the Mbada Diamonds Cup will the winners take home a $130 000 cheque-the richest cup competition in the land-in addition to a $110 000 subsidy to participate in the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Confederation Cup next season.
REPORT BY WELLINGTON TONI
The edition was launched a glittering ceremony in Harare on Friday with Mbada Diamonds again expressing their continued support for the game of football and its fans.
Mbada corporate services executive George Manyaya said their sponsorship of football has many benefits to the nation.
“What we are witnessing is a thriving and organised sports business as an economic activity of various sub-activities and linkages from the performer to the broadcasting/events rights, merchandising and licensing and licensing to their supporting staff and services, with various professionals to boost economic and social happiness, as soccer has become a vibrant economic vehicle.”
*30 tracksuits, 30 warm up t-shirts and 30 uniforms for each club
*$100 for each of the 18 players selected by each team for each match
*$150 for each member of the technical team (seven)
*Referees fees will be determined by Zifa and paid by Mbada Diamonds
*Sponsor will cater for all food, transport and accommodation expenses
*$500 for Player of the Match
*$500 for fastest goal of the tournament (should not be an own goal)
*$1000 and a trophy for the tournament’s top goal scorer
*$1000 and a trophy for the goalkeeper of the tournament
*$1500 and a trophy for player of the tournament
*The most disciplined team will receive $1000 and 30 Mbada Diamonds branded training bibs
Round of 16
*$15000 per club
$30 000 each
$90 000 and 40 silver medals
$130 000 and 40 gold medals. In addition, the winner of the competition will receive $110 000 to participate in the CAF Confederations Cup with the package including uniforms, accommodation, tracksuits and travel fares. In the event that that the league winners also win the cup, Mbada Diamonds will be guided by the PSL on who benefits.
FIRST ROUND DRAW
Dynamos vs Tripple B, Harare City vs Monomotapa, Highlanders vs Triangle, Caps United vs Motor Action, FC Platinum, vs Hwange, Chicken Inn vs Shabanie Mine, Buffaloes vs Black Mambas, How Mine vs Black Rhinos