Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) president Felton Kamambo has invited all possible sponsors in the country to engage with the FA for possible sponsorship talks, setting the upcoming 2019 AFCON in June as a deadline.
Kamambo, who was elected president last month, has made his first priority very clear by working acquiring a sponsor the Warriors, who are currently short of sponsorship whilst on the verge of qualifying for the 2019 AFCON.
“All partners are welcome. Starting from next week we will be engaging all the corporates who have the potential to sponsor our teams,” Kamambo said.
“We want support for our national teams and I must say the door is open for every Zimbabwean and for all the corporates who want to partner us in this regard.”
“In fact, we are going to have a stakeholder engagement workshop sometime next week,” said Kamambo.
“The ultimate goal is to try and make sure that by the middle of January we are done with all the preparations for the Congo game.”
“Information will be relayed to the supporters regularly. The issue of pre-match tickets is still a work in progress. We have made some engagements in order to get the tickets and to put them on the market.”
“Last week we had a very progressive meeting with the technical team, as far as the Warriors are concerned. Obviously, we all agreed that we want the team to qualify for AFCON tournament and for that to happen we have to be thoroughly prepared.”
“We feel preparations are important from both the administrative and technical side because we have to complement one another. So we asked the coach to come up with his plan which we will discuss this Thursday. The Warriors are a big brand and we told the coaches that the only way to keep that brand at the top is by winning games,” said Kamambo.
Zimbabwe’s AFCON decider is at home against Congo in March, from which Sunday Chidzambga’s team need one point to advance to the finals.