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Mighty Warriors get $5 Allowance

The Mighty Warriors celebratory mood has been deflated hours after their triumphant 4-0 aggregate victory over Namibia as they were given only transport money with no allowances being honoured.

By ZBC

The team has however refused to disperse and are staging a sit in at the ZIFA Village in protest.

Just days after Zimbabwe joined the world in celebrating the 2018 women month, the sincerity of the nation in upholding women’s rights has been put under scrutiny by the football mother body after they failed to pay the victorious Mighty Warriors team their allowances for participating in the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers against Namibia.

The ZBC News’ visit to the ZIFA Village in Mt Hampden after a tip off revealed a sorry sight with information hinting the players got only $5 transport money for those in Harare and less than $20 for those going out of Harare.

Knowing the association’s empty promises, the players have decided to stage a sit in at the ZIFA Village until their dues are paid.

A diplomatic team manager Charity Munemo-Mudzviti confirmed the situation adding authorities are addressing the issue.

“It’s not much of a situation but i can tell you they are working on something at the offices,” she said.

Contacted for comment, ZIFA communications manager Xolisani Gwesela said the football mother body will honour all its obligations to the team.

Information obtained shows the players are owed $800 for their two qualifying ties against Namibia on top of the $300 arrears from the COSAFA showdown.

This is not the first time the Mighty Warriors’ players have been hard done as incidents of them not being paid their dues are common raising questions on whether they are less sports-persons.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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