Mo­bile net­works fundraise for Mighty War­riors

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Love­more Zi­gara in Gweru

TWO of the coun­try’s mo­bile net­work op­er­a­tors, Tele­cel and Econet have ac­ti­vated an SMS based short-code which al­lows for their sub­scribers to send a pre­mium rated SMS at a charge of 50 cents each in sup­port of the Mighty War­riors.

The ini­tia­tive op­er­at­ing un­der the name “Quest for Cameroon”, will use an SMS ded­i­cated plat­form to raise funds for the Zim­babwe se­nior women’s soc­cer team which is in Cameroon, par­tic­i­pat­ing at the on-go­ing Caf Women Africa Cup of Na­tions.

The SMS fundrais­ing cam­paign will use the short code 45678.Mighty War­riors fundrais­ing com­mit­tee Chair­per­son, Lillian Mbayiwa said cus­tomers would be asked to text “Gir­lPower” to 45678 in or­der to be able to do­nate 50 cents to the Mighty War­riors.

By send­ing a mes­sage, sub­scribers will au­to­mat­i­cally en­ter into a com­pe­ti­tion where they stand a chance of win­ning a brand new Dat­sun Go ve­hi­cle or in­ter­na­tional air tick­ets.

Sub­scribers may en­ter as many times as they wish to en­hance their chances of win­ning prizes.

All funds col­lected by the Mighty War­riors fundrais­ing com­mit­tee will be man­aged by Price­wa­ter­house­Coop­ers, to en­sure that they are ac­counted for and used for the se­nior women foot­ball team’s re­lated needs.

The SMS cam­paign will run be­tween now and De­cem­ber 31, 2016.

Mean­while, the Mighty War­riors’ chances of qual­i­fy­ing for the next stage were dealt a blow on Tues­day night af­ter go­ing down 0-1 to Egypt in the group stages, al­beit un­der con­tro­ver­sial cir­cum­stances.

The Mighty War­riors were de­nied what ap­peared to be a clear goal af­ter Bu­run­dian as­sis­tant ref­eree ruled the ef­fort off­side although tele­vi­sion re­plays showed other­wise.

Zim­babwe now needs to beat Cameroon in the last match and hope that South Africa and Egypt play for a draw to en­ter­tain chances of re­main­ing in the tour­na­ment — @lavuzi­gara1.

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