Chiyangwa dispels Warriors “air fare” pledge

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.

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.


The conversation also generated some interesting questions, with one asking,

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).

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief 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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