Zim Saints to build houses for players accommodation

20 Jul, 2022 - 15:07 0 Views
Zim Saints to build houses for players accommodation Zimbabwe Saints board of trustees president Vincent Pamire (left) with Adrian Mtungwazi during the official signing ceremony of the US$30 000 sponsorship package

B-Metro

Raymond Jaravaza

TAKING a leaf from neighbours Highlanders who own a property that houses out of town players, Zimbabwe Saints is embarking on an ambitious project to build two properties in one of Bulawayo’s suburbs for its players.

The two houses will be located in Upper Rangemore, a new sprawling suburb in the City of Kings.

The residential stands were donated by Zimbabwe Saints benefactor Adrian Mtungwazi, who also through his Australia-based organisation – Adachi Disability Services – unveiled a US$30 000 sponsorship deal to the club last week.

Chauya Chikwata board of trustees chairman Vincent Pamire said the return of Saints was not a fluke this time around as evidenced by the latest developments.

“As part of growing the Zim Saints project, two stands in Rangemore suburb have been donated by our sons in the diaspora and we want to construct houses that will accommodate our players.

“Things are moving in the right direction and our target still remains to play in the Premier Soccer League and stay there for good,” said Pamire.

Saints’ neigbours Bosso own a house in Luveve suburb known as Hotel California.

New sponsor Mtungwazi is not fazed by past squabbles that have engulfed Saints whenever sponsorship deals start trickling in.

Describing himself as a man of action, Mtungwazi said paying players winning bonuses was a step in the right direction in motivating the team.

Infighting by those in leadership structures of the club has on previous occasions hindered the revamping of the yesteryear giants.

“If us with the capabilities come and chip in during these important times it will be of great help to the club.

“We have to put our heads together and work.

“When you put money, people tend to fight but we hope people will put all that aside for the benefit of the club,” said Mtungwazi.

Saints, Super League champions in 1988 and a top club since their formation in 1932, have faded into obscurity in the past two decades due to a plethora of reasons, chief among them a lack of consistent sponsorship.

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