The Warriors Fundraising Committee managed to raise a substantial amount during the dinner event hosted on Wednesday at Cresta Lodge in Harare.

The money is for the national team to use during their Afcon campaign which gets underway on June 21 against the host nation, Egypt.

According to the Herald, the committee achieved to raise US$218 000 and close to RTGS$3.5 million.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa donated US$200 000 and an additional RTGS$300 000. He also auctioned his scarf and the Fundraising Committee’s Vice chairman Kudakwashe Tagwireyi was the highest bidder with RTGS$250 000.

A soccer ball and a jersey were also auctioned to the tune of US$10 000 to Mutare businessman Tino Machakaire while organisations like Zimplats chipped in with their contributions too.

South Africa-based Zimbabwean business concern Zororo-Phumulani pledged to give R15 000 for every goal scored by the Warriors during the AFCON campaign.

Meanwhile, the newspaper also reports that a multinational professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, has been appointed to audit all the funds contributed towards the Warriors cause.