Zimbabwe women soccer team, the Mighty Warriors, will go into today’s All Africa Games qualifier second leg encounter against Ghana with their tails up after receiving a timely $28 000 boost from Prophetic Healing and Deliverance leader Prophet Walter Magaya.
By Munyaradzi Madzokere
The Mighty Warriors, who seek to overturn a 2-1 deficit when they host top African side Ghana at Rufaro this afternoon, were part of the congregants at the PHD ministries Friday evening service where they got special prayers and anointing on top of the money.
Zifa spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela lauded the gesture by the man of cloth.
“We would like to thank the Man of God, for his generosity by ensuring that the girl child is well catered for. It is also the responsibility of the church to play an important role in the development of key societal issues like sport in general and football in particular. Prophet Magaya has set a correct and excellent precedent,” he said.
“It is not the responsibility of Zifa alone to ensure the national team is well-funded but of every Zimbabwean. For glory to come Zimbabweans need to put heads together to make sure national teams adequately prepare and fulfill these international fixtures.
The Rosemary Mugadza-coached side which took part in the last All Africa Games staged in Mozambique requires a narrow 1-0 win to progress to the continental sporting extravaganza pencilled for Congo-Brazzaville this September.
At the same time any two goal margin victory will be enough for the hosts to progress, while the visitors can book their ticket with a draw.
In a bid to woo supporters, Zifa reduced the cheapest ticket for the match to a dollar, while the grandstand and VIP areas will cost $2 and $3 respectively.