The Zimbabwe Netball World Cup team has received very little financial support from Zimbabweans who are based in the United Kingdom.
This was revealed by UK-Zim Netball Association chairperson, Barbra Siyachitema who said that the organisation has managed to raise only £350.
Speaking during an interview with The Herald, Siyachitema said:
UK-Zim Netball Association did not raise much money because there was so much resistance from the Zimbabwean community. It is so little that we do not know how to share it among the girls.
The support was just poor. This is unfortunate because these 20 girls and their technical team deserve more.
I started this because of my love for netball and understanding what these girls are going through. We have only managed to raise £350 and it will be nice if the Diaspora community contribute towards the fund so that we give the girls something.
UK-Zimbabwe Netball Association was formed when the Zimbabwe Gems qualified for the Vitality Netball World Cup currently underway in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Its goal was to help the Government and the Zimbabwean corporate sector in fund-raising for the team.