NetOne Women's Charity shield launched

HARARE - Women's Football League yesterday received a major boost after local cellular service provider NetOne unveiled a $75 000 package for the Charity Shield.

The sponsorship comes as a huge relief to women’s football, whose league was inactive the whole of last year due to lack of funds.

The NetOne knockout tournament will feature the league’s 12 teams and will kickoff at the weekend. Teams that finished in the top four during the 2012 season – Black Rhinos Queens, Mufakose Queens, Inline Academy and Cyclone – have been given byes in the first round.

Netone managing director, Reward Kangai, said his company is pleased partner women’s football. 

“Women’s football has risen in world recognition in recent times and we are proud of our association to partner with the Zimbabwe Women Football League,” Kangai said.

“We have had numerous discussions with the chairperson, Mavis Gumbo, over the development of women’s football in the country and NetOne has participated in this development by sponsoring the Mighty Warriors in some of their international assignments.”

The organisers of the tournament presented two sets of kits to all 12 participating teams.

First-round draw: Masvingo Queens v Tenax (Mucheke), Aces v Flame Lily (Rufaro), Auckland v Conduits (Jumbo), New Orleans v Barrow Jets (White City).

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