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US$800k boost for TelOne FC

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US$800k boost for TelOne FC

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SYDNEY MUBAIWA
SPORT REPORTER

GWERU-TelOne Private Limited Company and Glow Petroleum have announced a US$800 000 sponsorship deal for Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) club TelOne Football Club (FC).
TelOne Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lawrence Nkala made the announcement during the team’s kit unveiling and fund-raising dinner last weekend.
“We realise the impact of sport in economic development, employment creation, and social cohesion that is why we are excited to announce a sponsorship of US$800 000 for the team to use in the 2024 season,” he said.
He however said the capital injection was not enough and called upon soccer lovers and partners to give additional support.
He said the Gweru – based team also received contributions from NetOne, Eagle’s Nest, Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Owen Ncube, Silobela Member of Parliament Jonah Nyevera and other Gweru-bases companies.
TelOne coach Tendai Chikuni said they are confident of avoiding relegation this season.
“As TelOne, we want to assure our supporters and sponsors that we are not going to be relegated this time around. We are going to bring excitement to our soccer lovers through good football play and we will definitely survive,” he said.
The Wi-Fi Boys as they are affectionately known, enlisted the services of goalkeeper Matripples Muleya, defending giant Evian Mafirenyika from Triangle, defender Polyester Shoko from Sheasham FC, mid-fielder Hugh Chikosa from Simba Bhora, ZPC Munyati striker Obey Nyandoro and attacking midfielder Lloyd Gweriva, Admire Dzimbunu from Mwoors and Washington Navaya from Highlanders.
Meanwhile, the PSL is expected to kickoff on next weekend according to a press statement issued by the PSL’s Communications and media liaison officer Kudzai Bare.
“All stakeholders are advised that the 2024 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Championship will commence on the 9th of March 2024 .This has been necessitated by the need to ensure that we have safe ,secure and adequate venues to host Castle Lager PSL matches,” reads part of the statement.

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