Titan Law Zimbabwe on Wednesday announced its sponsorship for the Zimbabwe National Rugby Team, The Sables, by unveiling the Sable Trust at a press conference held in the capital.
By Carlo Chikomba
The legal entity, in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Rugby Union, made the announcement on the back of an impressive outing for the Sables as they beat Senegal away in their group encounter of the Africa Gold Cup tournament recently.
Speaking at the presser Titan Law partner Vengai Madzima said that the Sables Trust is a trust established by Titan Law to support the national men’s rugby side, and that it is totally independent of Zimbabwe Rugby Union with the partners of Titan Law being its trustees.
Madzima added that the trust had already started to support the Sables by paying for some of the teams’ expenses such as accommodation and match allowances.
“The Sable Trust has paid for all air tickets and other transport costs of players called up for the national duty around the world, paid for their accommodation and food and will now also pay the players match allowances and camp allowances related to the Africa Gold Cup Campaign.”
Zimbabwe are in with a chance of earning automatic qualification of the 2019 World Cup, needing to finish top of the Group next year to achieve this feat. Countries that add up the group are Uganda, Namibia, Tunisia, Senegal, and Kenya.
The Titan Law partner emphasized that the Sables Trust would be handled in a transparent manner as it would have an independent bank account and external auditors to account to those well-wishers and sponsors seeking to support the Sables.
“Presently, the major contributors to the Trust have been Titan Law, Portnex International and Zeuttew Resources: just these three entities have underwritten travel, food kit accommodation and related expenses nearing $100k,” said Madzima
“Many more sponsors and donors have indicated their willingness to support the Sables cause. As trustees. We thank the Zimbabwe Rugby Union for authorizing us to embark on this noble initiative. As trustees were are tired of watching Zimbabweans playing top level rugby for other countries,” he added.