HARARE - Government has pledged to drum up financial support for the country's motor racing sensation Axcil Jefferies.
The Zimbabwe motorsport sensation, who is currently competition in the United States Indy Lights series, is back in the country to look for sponsorship and raise funds.
Tabitha Kanengoni-Malinga, the Deputy Minister for Sports and Culture, said the government has seen the benefits of supporting Jefferies and appealed to the corporate world for the financial support.
"I definitely guarantee that the government will drum up financial support for Jefferies and as government we have seen the benefits of this support," Kanengoni told reporters at a press conference held in Harare yesterday.
"It's also a good opportunity for the cooperate world to come, they will get huge benefits. Investing in Axcil is investing Zimbabwe sport."
Methias Tongofa, the Deputy Minister for Indigenisation, encouraged the cooperate world to take advantage of Jefferies's achievements.
"I want to encourage the cooperate world to take advantage of this achievements and make business out of it,” Tongofa said.
"Most of the people do not understand some of these sports so we have so there is need to educate them.”
Also present was the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Walter Kanhanga, who encouraged Jefferies to continue to raise the country's flag high.
Jefferies said he will continue representing Zimbabwe and his future goal is help young drivers in as far as development of the sport is concerned.
"My future goal is to help young drivers, I also want assure Zimbabwe that I will continue do my best and I am extremely proud of my country," said Jefferies.
His father Suhail, who is also his manager, said his son has done a lot to portray Zimbabwe positively on the international platform.
"The cooperate world have an advantage to advertise their products internationally if they partner Jefferies. Now it's not Axcel's dream but it is Zimbabwe's dream," he said.