Mighty War­riors to get their phones

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Grace Chin­goma

GOV­ERN­MENT has as­sured the Mighty War­riors they will soon re­ceive their Olympic Games Sam­sung Galaxy S7 as they are now in­volved in clear­ing the con­sign­ment which had been con­fis­cated by Zimra upon ar­rival in the coun­try last month.

Over a month af­ter the Sum­mer Games ended in Rio, the Mighty War­riors are yet to snap some self­ies with their smart phones which were availed to all ath­letes who par­tic­i­pated at the Olympics in Au­gust by Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics.

Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics dis­trib­uted 12 500 mo­bile phones to all the 2016 Olympians. But the Mighty War­riors missed out on col­lect­ing their phones at Sam­sung Galaxy Stu­dio at the Olympics Vil­lage in Rio de Janeiro as they were based in Paulo and re­turned straight home af­ter they were knocked out.

Sports Com­mis­sion act­ing direc­tor gen­eral Joseph Muchechetere this week told the women’s foot­ball stake­hold­ers that the play­ers will soon re­ceive their hand­sets.

“The is­sue of hand­sets is be­ing han­dled and soon the play­ers should be re­ceiv­ing the phones. Zimra wanted to know that the con­sign­ment was not for com­mer­cial pur­poses as there were no sup­port­ing doc­u­ments from IOC and that has since been sorted and all the papers were availed to Gov­ern­ment through the Min­istry of Sport and Re­cre­ation who are se­ri­ously ad­dress­ing the is­sue.

“So there is noth­ing to worry about or to con­tinue ar­gu­ing about over the mat­ter, the sys­tem has al­ready been ac­ti­vated and the de­liv­ery of phones has taken some time be­cause we had to wait for pa­per work from IOC but all that has since been done.

“Play­ers should re­ceive their phones soon as it is be­ing han­dled by the Gov­ern­ment,” said Muchechetere.

Zim­babwe women’s soc­cer team made his­tory when they be­came the first lo­cal na­tional foot­ball team to qual­ify for the Olympics.

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