‘Warriors Afcon’s top paid team’

ZIMBABWE Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa has claimed the Warriors players are the best paid team at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals, which kick off in Gabon tomorrow.

BY SPORTS REPORTER

Chiyangwa claimed the Warriors are highly-paid, compared to other teams in the competition.

Speaking to South Africa’s Daily Sun, Chiyangwa claimed he has $5 million budgeted for the whole tournament, that would be shared among the players and technical staff.

“People are blowing this bonus issue out of proportion,” he said.

“We are the highest paid federation in the competition. Uganda are paying an overall $1,2 million to their players. Compare that to $5 million. And with all this, we expect very good results.”

Afcon defending champions, Ivory Coast have set aside a budget of $6,2 million for the tournament, while Ghana slashed theirs from $5 million to $3,4 million.

Chiyangwa has promised to honour the agreement he signed with the players.

Zifa had until yesterday to pay part of the money, failure to which the Warriors have threatened to boycott the tournament.

The Warriors are set to pocket at least $86 800 each in match fees if they go all the way and win the tournament.
The players staged a strike over bonuses just before their departure for Cameroon enroute to Gabon, before successfully negotiated for a handsome package with Zifa.

The package would see each player getting $5 000 in appearance fees per match and a daily foreign allowance of $400 each.

They also wanted a winning bonus of $6 000 a player per match, which increases by $2 000 for every stage passed.

From the figures above, Zifa will need at least $2 million to pay the 23 players who travelled to Gabon, in the event that they win the tournament.

Chiyangwa said he was delighted that the team managed to hold Cameroon to a 1-1 draw in their final preparatory match earlier this week.

“In our friendlies, we have managed to beat Tanzania and Zambia. We are aware that the team will be representing the whole Sadc region and the players have promised not to disappoint.”

The team was due in Gabon yesterday from Yaoundé. They will open their group matches against Algeria at the Stade de Franceville on Sunday before tackling Senegal next Thursday and completing the group matches against Tunisia four days later.

“We have done everything right and this our time to prove our readiness,” Chiyangwa said.

13 Comments

  1. Wezhira wezhara

    Unopenga iwe munhu anonzi Fidza. Where is the 5 million? Usarota uchikwidza vanhu ndege yemashanga nxaaa

  2. He knows they will not reach far ,

  3. hahahahahaha vane nhema vakuru avo

  4. Kikikikikiki…. Tipe maserious Fidza. Aprils fools days ichirikure!!

  5. Willard Tramposo

    This guy is a liar. Dont trust pple who are politicians or erstwhile politicians. He is used to lie to the poor voters in rural areas and he thinks he could do the same ‘to soccer loving pple.

  6. Mari iripo sure plus we going to add more if they win

  7. If only we were a Christ worshipping nation you wouldn’t be doubting warriors thè Lord’s faithful they will shock giants

  8. Phil Chiyangwa is the reason everything is wrong with Zimbabwean football. Zanoids are good at nothing but stealing and using the masses. Chiyangwa just wanted an excuse to travel to Europe under the guise of Zimbabwean football chief.What a sad day when a man who knows nothing about football is placed in charge of the nation’s overall football federation.A sad day indeed.Cry my beloved Zimbabwe!

  9. Kid Marongorongo

    Ini hangu maZimbabweans vanongondikona pakunyeberwa zviri pachena vose voti yeeeeeeeeeeeah!!!!!!. Kuridza miridzo nemhururu, chauya kwatiri hapana vanaFiripi vachipakira hombodo dzavo nemakunun’unu. Vanhu ava there are worse than liars. They discovered our wickness and they use it as their weapon on us. $5 million iri kutaurwa apa iri kubva kupi? Mukapiwa $400 each munenge mabhadharwa mari yakawanda kwazvo. Kana muri vamwe zvenyu tambai nhabvu mune hanya nenyika yenyu kwete mari. Its time to market yourselves not to impress those liars.

    Musazoti hatina kukuudzai. Miromo yevakuru haiwiri pasi. Kutsvuka kwemaziso edu uku hakusi kurwadza kwawo asi kuwona zvakawanda.
    Chete kungoti zvenyu vana vadiki hamuteereri. Inzwai kwatiri isu takazvarwa kare. Hatichaziva nhema nechokwadi nokuti takararama mumanyepo kwenguva yakareba.

  10. o prince prince

    Uummmm ayas zvinoti kufadza ukatarisa kuqualifire kwevakomana unoona kuti bhora muZim ririmo chokwadi asi marii!!!!! ?????????

    Dai Zim isina bhora tingadai takarohwa nedzimwe team dzemu southern Africa….

    Izvozvo zvega zvinoratidza kuti mawarior ane bhora. Chingovapaiwo Mari dzavo hadzisi dzenyu ndedzemawarrior.

  11. Kkkkkk Ingotambai bhora boys dzangu for the proud of ur Nation nekuzvimaketer chete zvemari dzirikutaurwa haaaaa totenda dzabuda wena.

  12. Hahahaha aya ndoma night mares aya

  13. #tagTeam_Knoxxy Mukono 951

    Hahahaha Fidza vane mari asi haaaaaa vatijairira apoo imboko asi haaa cup hatitore…..

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