Zimbabwean football fraternity has come up together to lead the campaign in helping those that have been affected by Cyclone Idai.
The natural disaster has claimed hundreds of lives and damaged the infrastructure in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The Eastern Highlands region was the most affected part of the country, and several families have been displaced.
PSL clubs have been leading with messages of solidarity to the affected masses while ZIFA Eastern Region Division One side, Chiredzi Stars, has lined up a charity match on Sunday where they will donate the proceedings.
Morning everyone, we have a high profile game coming up Sunday and we have decided 2 donate proceeds to charity. We r putting in place boxes at the stadium gates for anything you may want to donate. Nothing is too small to donate #CycloneIdai @FUZ_ZIM @Gazzaman14 @KirstyCoventry
— Chiredzi Stars Fc (@ChiredziFc) March 19, 2019
With the Warriors’ match against Congo Brazzaville coming up this weekend, winger Khama Billiat has conveyed a message to everyone who has been affected by Cyclone Idai.
In a video shared by H-Metro, Billiat said: “…Our hearts are with those who passed away during this cyclone. As Warriors we are going to play this game for everyone, we are one nation.”
The Kaizer Chiefs star arrived in the country yesterday afternoon for camp ahead of the crucial Afcon qualifier.
Other footballers like CAPS United captain Hardlife Zvirekwi and Dynamos skipper Edward Sadomba have also shared their videos, spreading the awareness.
Let's join hands and help the affected victims of Tropical Cyclone Idai pic.twitter.com/gcjqxPAou2
— Hardlife Daniel Zvirekwi (@HZvirekwi) March 18, 2019