LG Foods partners Southern Region

BULAWAYO - The Zifa Southern Region officially launched the LG Foods Super 16 Wafa Wafa Cup at a colourful ceremony this week.

The knockout tournament to e sponsored to the tune of $12 000 was unveiled at the Raylton Club in Bulawayo and will see 16 teams taking part.

LG Foods Super 16 Wafa Wafa Cup will feature the top eight teams from the Southern Region Division One and four teams each from Division Two and Three leagues.

The tournament will see teams from as far as Victoria Falls, Hwange, Tsholotsho, Plumtree and some from in and around Bulawayo taking part.

The cup winners are set to pocket $2 000, losing finalists $1 500 while the losing semi-finalists will get $750 each.

Larrence Gwati, the LG Foods director, says his dream was to see the teams from the lower leagues competing with those from the Division One.

“Our sponsorship will cater for referees and we will definitely help smaller teams in terms of transport. We want to try and give equal opportunity to all the teams,” said Gwati

Gwati added: “I urge all the teams to please embrace a spirit of fair play. We are tired of people who do not understand that football is a sport where you win, draw or lose. Some want to be violent after losing as if that will change the result.

“I go to matches of these lower divisions week in week out and what we are witnessing is not good for football. The behaviour of some of the people even at Premiership matches is unacceptable.

“We as LG Foods do not have much but because of our passion for the game of football we decide to share the little we have.

“However, I want to promise better things next time as long as this marriage with Zifa stays intact. I sleep, eat, and love football. Football is part of my life.”

Also present at the event was Zifa vice-president Omega Sibanda, former Zifa boss Vincent Pamire, and Zifa Southern Region boss Musa Mandaza.

Speaking on behalf of Zifa, Sibanda was grateful to LG Foods for the kind gesture of partnering football during a

“We are so touched by your good gesture and we promise to account for every cent that you have put and we will try to be as transparent as ever to everyone even to the general public and the media who are partners and play a big role when it comes to coverage and publicity of our sport,” said Sibanda.

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