WARRIORS duo of Teenage Hadebe and Marvelous Nakamba have reportedly acquired a playing kit for Castle Lager Premier Soccer League returnees Bulawayo City.
Bulawayo City public relations officer Thandiwe Moyo could neither confirm nor deny the development.
“I can’t say yes they did buy the kit for us. I can’t also say no. Maybe it’s still premature for me to comment. Talk to our chairman (Jerry Sibanda),” said Moyo.
Sibanda could also not shed light.
However, Nesisa Mpofu, the council’s senior public relations officer, recently indicated that they had managed to source a kit for Amakhosi.
“Council is the sole sponsor and negotiations are at an advanced stage to get an alternative sponsor for the football team so as to lessen the sponsorship burden on rate payers and should that happen, we will inform the residents of these developments. Already a playing kit has been sourced,” she said.
The Bulawayo budget has been approved by the Government and BCC had set aside $11 million for funding Bulawayo City, a move that has divided councillors and rate payers.
This is at a time when residents are going for days without water, having refuse not collected on time while their cars are also getting damaged by roads which are in a deplorable state in the country’s second largest city.
Mpofu said last year, $720 000 was allocated to Bulawayo City while this year, Government is still yet to give the green light on how council funds would be used.
“On average a disbursement of $60 000 was made each month totalling $720 000 for the year 2019,” Mpofu was recently quoted as saying.