Legends matches back on cards


HARARE – The proposed matches between Zimbabwe football legends and their counterparts from South Africa are now back on the cards after they were postponed three months ago.

The Zimbabwe Football Legends Trust (ZFLT) said the matches will now take place on December 7 in Harare and the following day in Bulawayo.

ZFLT had initially intended to host the legends from Mzansi at the end of August but had to shelve the idea as Zimbabwe was holding harmonised general elections at the time.

“The two games have been rescheduled for December 7 and 8 in Harare and Bulawayo,” ZFLT organising secretary, Eric Aisam, told the Daily News.

“The South African legends will be arriving in the country on December 6, which will be a Friday, and we will be confirming their travelling delegation by the end of this week.

“We have already secured their accommodation and we will be making their flight bookings once we get the passport details of those who will be coming to Zimbabwe.”

Aisam said there are also on-going negotiations with sports satellite broadcaster SuperSport to televise the two matches.

SuperSport already broadcasts Zimbabwe’s Castle Premiership matches after entering an agreement with the PSL last season.

Aisam said they are appealing to the corporate world to help ZFLT stage the matches.

“We have approached a number of corporate companies and they showed an interest to support our cause,” he said.

“We are still looking for those who haven’t come forward to help us as this is a fundraising campaign for the lunch of the Zimbabwe Football Legends Trust.”

The Zimbabwe legends are hoping to travel to South Africa for a return leg of the event later in December after these first two games.

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