The Warriors legends’ high-profile game against the World Class legends that had been thrown in doubt appears to be finally going ahead with World Class Legends already in the country.
By SportBrief Reporter
The exhibition match, which is being organised by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) in conjunction with World Class Legends, will see some of the world’s revered football legends such as Patrick Kluivert and Julio Baptista go head to head with our very own Warriors Legends.
The match was initially set to be held on the 8th of June, but doubts began to emerge when ZTA announced at a press conference on that very day that the game has been postponed with the ZTA CEO Karikoga Kaseke citing delays in payment from a “mystery donor” as reason for the postponement.
The issue had become further complicated after a source close to the organising committee had revealed that the alleged “mystery donor” had gone quiet, thus putting the match in jeopardy.
But it appears as though ZTA have finally managed to put their house in order with the World Class Legends having arrived in the country on 14 and 15 June respectively.
ZTA public relations manager Godfrey ‘Chief’ Koti, confirmed the development while adding that the match will take place on the 20th of June.
“The World Class Legends (WCL) will play an exhibition match against Zimbabwe’s Football Legends on Wednesday 20 June 2018 at the National Sports Stadium and entry is absolutely free,” he said.
Koti went on to reveal the names of the players that are already in the country ahead of the encounter.
“The names of the WCL that are in the country to promote Destination Zimbabwe include:
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“The WCL are already touring Zimbabwe with their first stop being Victoria Falls and by the time they leave tours of Kariba, Eastern Highlands, Great Zimbabwe, local suburbs eg Mbare, Chitungwiza, Mabvuku, Tafara, Kuwadzana, Kambuzuma, Mufakose and many other high and low density suburbs will be visited by the WCL.”
“The event will also feature entertainers such as Alick Macheso and The Ninja President Winky D among others.”
However, the ZTA public relations manager refused to comment on the reported issues concerning the “mystery donor” that had caused the event to be postponed.