Highlanders and Caps United, two of the country’s biggest clubs, have welcomed foodstuffs donated by well-wishers to help players during the current coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Recently, Bosso received 60 bags of 10kg mealie meal and 150kg of rice from an Apostolic sect, Johane Masowe Chishanu while club members, fans and corporate partners also chipped in with an assortment of groceries.
Makepekepe were on Wednesday given groceries ranging from salt, sugar, mealie meal and cooking oil, among other things from socialite Wanisai Mutandwa through her Mahwindo Foundation.
Highlanders communications manager Ronald Moyo justified the development saying the club always gives and receives from the community. He said:
The club has a symbiotic relationship with the community. This relationship will always see the club receiving and giving back to the community.
For that reason, the club will continue attracting donations from its members, fans and corporate partners. There is nothing unusual about that.
CAPS United vice-president Nhamo Tutisani said people should learn to appreciate donations irrespective of the size as we are living in trying times. Said Tutisani:
It’s a welcome development actually. That’s why it’s a donation that we appreciate. Why should we question, in fact, be grateful?
It’s not about quantity or size, that gesture on its own is huge and people should learn to appreciate. These are not ordinary times.