Harare City Council has said that it will no longer be sponsoring Harare City Club starting next season.
The club has been dubbed a major soft spot for revenue leakage as profits made have not been outweighing costs incurred.
Delivering his State of the City Address (SOCA) in Harare this Tuesday, Harare Mayor, His Worship Cllr Hebert Gomba said:
We are no longer going to continue sponsoring Harare City FC as we have other priorities.
For next season, I appeal to the Harare City FC to look for sponsorship somewhere else and not from us.
His remarks come when the local government authority has been struggling to execute its duties and responsibilities citing inadequacy of financial, human and technical resources.
The subnational government has been found wanting in areas such as sewer reticulation, water supply, street lighting, maintenance of road networks and garbage collection among others.