The Zimbabwe Football Association boss, Dr. Phillip Chiyangwa has rubbished claims that he pledged the Warriors would never travel by bus again to play in matches outside the country.
By SportBrief Reporter
The Zimbabwe National Football team, popularly known as the Warriors performed admirably well in the just ended Cosafa Tournament, beating their nemesis Zambia in the finals to clinch the title for a record six times.
In the aftermath of that impressive feat, a post on a twitter account purportedly to be owned by the flamboyant football administrator surfaced indicating that Warriors will no longer be “bused” to match venues.
The Warriors will be from this day onward using airplane to fly to their matches .Truly great efforts bring good rewards #GoWarriors
— Philip Chiyangwa (@PhilipChiyangwa) June 12, 2018
Apparently the tweet attracted some responses from unsuspecting twimbos, with one twimbo advising the ZANU PF Parliamentary candidate for Zvimba South constituency to stick to mainstream politics alone.
PC can you do one thing at a time please, our football needs your undivided attention , why cant you jus concentrate on your Zanu pf business and leave our football in the hands of competent and honest adminstrators.
— Mabhinda (@CousemoreM) June 12, 2018
passports mudhara congratulations we want afcon cup now we have the quality from under 17 to senior national team to do it
— Mistry Chipere (@MistryChipere1) June 12, 2018
The conversation also generated some interesting questions, with one asking,
Do this means that you were not flying them because of not winning 🤷🏽♂️
— Carrington Glowen (@CGlowen) June 12, 2018
However, in an interview with this SportBrief Reporter, the man himself was quick to dismiss the claim calling it fake news.
Chiyangwa said although he has an active Twitter handle, he doesn’t use the microblogging platform to express his life experiences.
“That’s not my tweet, I didn’t tweet that and I don’t tweet even though I’m on twitter,” the property mogul told SportBrief.
Chiyangwa’s response proved that the Twitter account purported to be his, is actually a fake one.
This latest development comes after the Warriors fans expressed their discontent at having to see the team travel to the Cosafa tournament venue in South Africa by bus instead of using air transport.
However, before the team left for the annual tournament, the Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa told this publication that it was nearer to travel from Harare to Polokwane by road than flying to the OR Tambo airport in Gauteng then having to travel back to Polokwane by bus with the latter road distance being particularly greater than the former (from Harare to Polokwane).