Shabanie gets lifeline from former executive member

Former Shabanie Mine FC executive member, Dumisani Mahwite, has offered the club a lifeline to avoid it being sold.

Earlier this month, club chairman Elias Marufu revealed that they were considering selling their premiership franchise since they were no longer able to fund the operations of the team in the elite division.

According to The Chronicle, Mahwite said he is prepared to bail out Shabanie Mine and maintained that the club is not for sale.

“I do not know why they had to come up with that option in the first place. The club is for the Zvishavane community, and we are always open to help the team whenever possible,” Mahwite said.

“I do not want the team to be mine or sold, but it must continue to be the team of the Zvishavane people. Plans are now afoot to see how we can best help the team so that it will remain competitive next season.”

The former executive member has helped the Zvishavane-based side on many occasions with periodic allowances to players and money to cater for their welfare.