DYNAMOS chairperson Isaiah Mupfurutsa has lauded his team’s supporters after they came up with a fund-raising initiative aimed at mobilising funds to help settle captain Partson Jaure’s medical bills.
Jaure is currently admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital after he was involved in a car crash in Harare, last Sunday.
The central defender, who re-signed for the Glamour Boys at the start of the year, suffered facial and head injuries in the crash which left his Toyota hatchback extensively damaged.
While the defender is in a stable condition, he is now set to undergo some special procedures under a medical specialist which requires substantial amounts of money.
In a bid to help out their skipper, DeMbare followers have since started a campaign “A $ FOR OUR CAPTAIN” aimed at complementing the team’s efforts.
The funding initiative is being managed by the Supporters National Executive Committee led by Benjamin Munzira.
“It’s something that is very positive, it shows they are a caring lot,” Mupfurutsa told the Daily News regarding the fans’ gesture.
“We are very much aware of the initiative. We did consultations together with the fans and we gave it our blessings.
“I think it’s something that will come in handy. It’s a genuine cause which is being done over the board. We urge people not to hesitate if there are those who are willing to contribute.
“We did our own checks and there is not going to be any abuse of this facility. Everything will go towards the help of Jaure.”
“The doctors are saying he is stable and in the last two days he could walk by himself,” he said.
“But with these injuries you never know. We are running around to make sure he goes through the procedures.
“Remember these are head injuries and you can’t really tell. So what’s important is for him to see the specialist and get treated.”
What has also complicated matters even further for Jaure is that the country is currently in a state of uncertainty due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
“The other thing is that it has happened at the wrong time when there is a crisis already due to the pandemic.
“There are a lot of challenges that are there and we are running around to make sure he is treated,” Mupfurutsa said.
While Jaure is currently fighting to get back to good health, the coronavirus outbreak has bought him some time to win this battle.
The 2020 Castle Lager Premiership season was supposed to have kicked off last weekend but has now been shelved until the pandemic eases.
There is no provisional date set yet for the league to finally get underway and this gives Jaure some breathing space.
Jaure has always been a fans’ favourite ever since he broke into the DeMbare first team in 2012 after impressing during a loan spell at the now defunct LaLiga in Division One.
The defender quickly earned his stripes and was rewarded with the armband on his way to helping DeMbare to two league titles before leaving for South Africa to sign for University of Pretoria midway through 2014.
He came back to Zimbabwe in 2016 but snubbed DeMbare to sign for Ngezi Platinum Stars. He also had a short stint with Zambian side Buildcon FC in 2018.
Upon his return from Zambia, he chose to join Manica Diamonds and was on the books of the Mutare-based team last season. His stay in Mutare lasted only one season before retracing his roots back to DeMbare at the start of this year.