BARELY a month after Nyaradzo Funeral Group launched its unique funeral plan that is set to benefit four football clubs in the premiership through a payment plan by their supporters, DeMbare has already taken the lead.
REPORT BY BRIAN NKIWANE
The scheme covers 50 players, former players and a technical team from each club. Supporters who take up this plan will be automatically contributing 10% of their total monthly payment to the club as Nyaradzo agreed to remit 10% to the clubs’ coffers.
Speaking to Standardsport this week, Nyaradzo Funeral Group managing director Webster Chikengezha said he was surprised by the rate at which football fans were taking up “The Score Pack Plan”.
“The response from football supporters has been overwhelming. This means that the football world has accepted the plan with both hands,” said Chikengezha.
He however highlighted that the Harare giants, who enjoy the biggest following in the country so far, have already taken the lead.
“I can tell you that DeMbare is leading in terms of supporters that have taken up the plan. There has been a marked improvement for Black Mambas as they are on second position followed by CAPS United and lastly Highlanders. As Nyaradzo, we will be publishing all the figures concerning these teams on a monthly basis so that supporters can keep records,” added Chikengezha.
Chikengezha attributed the good turnout by CAPS United fans on their recent form.
“It is not a secret that club supporters rally behind their teams all the way when they are playing well. CAPS United has been enjoying a rich vein of form, hence their support base has been growing day in-day out”
Chikanga said Nyaradzo was now extending the Score Pack Plan to other 12 premiership league clubs, as well as lower league clubs who feel they have the support base needed.
“We have decided to extend this plan to other PSL clubs as well as other lower division clubs that have strong support bases. They have been at our doors insisting that they would also want to participate in this plan, so we have agreed to give them a chance to make money for themselves.”
Meanwhile, Highlanders and DeMbare’s buses are expected in the country in a few weeks’ time.
“I was in South Africa where these buses are being manufactured. There is progress; we hope to receive the buses in few a weeks’ time,” said Chikengezha.