CHIYANGWA MEETS PROPHET MAGAYA | Zifa President Philip Chiyangwa has lauded Prophet Walter Magaya who is now bankrolling the Warriors.
“This sponsorship came specifically as arranged by my team manager (Wellington Mpandare) who is a son to the prophet and suggested that I should meet with the prophet to arrange for some sponsorship.
“If you speak to the players individually they are very happy in terms of hospitality and the training facilities and trust that the prophet will continue with his support to the national team,’’ Chiyangwa said.
Following Magaya’s gesture to offer ZIFA five-star accommodation and training facilities at the PHD stadium in Waterfalls, the Warriors have refreshingly been going about their business without having to worry about being locked out of the National Sports Stadium for non-payment of stadium fees, being stuck at their lodge due to non-availability of transport and crucially having to haggle with the football authorities over where to stay.
Yesterday, Chiyangwa met with the Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwane and Magaya at the prophet’s complex in Waterfalls where the trio discussed at length the need to get Government to lead the way in infrastructure development including the building of more stadiums across the country.
Magaya announced that he would construct a stadium in Bulawayo in addition to the 1 500 houses and three schools he is building in the city.
“Given a chance in terms of sport I am willing to assist and I am just waiting for the cup to come to my plate and if they say they want a stadium or two I am willing to do it.
“If they say they want now I will do it and I was talking to my ZIFA president and he said how soon can we start and I said as soon as possible,’’ Magaya said.