by WALTER MAFEKING
TRIANGLE, (CAJ News) – AHEAD of their journey into African Safari for the prestigious CAF Confederations Cup, Lowveld’s Triangle FC raised a cool $55 000 at a colourful fundraising dinner at Triangle Country Club.
The Tongaat Hullets bankrolled side will fly for their second tie of the preliminary clash against Burundian side, Rukinzo FC on Sunday.
Tickets were sold at $350 for individuals and $3 500 for companies.
Nyaradzo, ZB Bank, Moonlight, Croco Motors, Gain Cash and Carry, Farmec, CBZ, Pro Bottlers DDH Halship Investments and Main Protective Clothing graced the occasion throwing their weight behind the 2018 Chibuku Super Cup champions, Triangle FC.
Despite forking out $6 000, Moonlight went on to pull out an extra $2 500.
Three Triangle replica jerseys were also auctioned. The first jersey was sold for $300, $250 for the second and the last one was bought for $500 by a Triangle employee.
Tongaat Hullets human resource director and guest of honor Freddy Nyangwe was confident that Triangle would raise the country flag high.
“Today is a very proud moment! We did not dream that one day we will stand here and be talking about our team representing Zimbabwe in an African tournament and when you do something well everybody will support you, then it belongs to the community.
“We want to represent the country and put our best foot forward because when our team goes into Africa we want to show ourselves what we are as Zimbabweans,” said Nyangwe.
ZIFA Eastern region board members Tedious Machawira, ZIFA fixtures secretary Patient Dube fixtures, secretary general Simba Wisdom and finance board member Farai Rutsvara also attended the event.
Triangle carry a seemingly unassailable 5-0 win of their first leg tie played in Barbourfields in Bulawayo.
- CAJ News