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Golden handshake: Machakaire dangles US$64,000 as motivation for Ethiopia tie

STAFF WRITER

Zimbabwe will share US$64,000 if they beat a wounded Ethiopia at the Bahir Dar Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Kick-off is at 6pm CAT.

Deputy Minister of Youth , Sport , Arts and Recreation Tino Machakaire secured the financial motivational package for the Warriors for the critical match against Ethiopia in which a loss will see Zimbabwe’s hope of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup go up in smoke.

Ethiopia are looking to bounce back from an opening defeat in their 2022 World Cup Qualifying Group G campaign.

Ethiopia succumbed 1-0 away to Ghana in Cape Coast on Friday night, while Zimbabwe opened Group G with a frustrating home draw against neighbours South Africa in Harare on Friday.

In a statement on Monday, ZIFA rallied the Warriors to produce the goods in the East African nation while also giving gratitude to Machakaire.

“Honourable Machakaire has managed to secure a total of US$64000 to be shared equally by all players and the technical team in the event of a win against Ethiopia,” ZIFA interim Fundraising Committee Chairperson Phillemon Machana said.

“ZIFA and the Afcon fundraising team are forever grateful and indebted to Hon. Machakaire and the benefactor whose details shall be made public in due course.”

“It is worth noting that these world cup qualifiers apart from being important matches for us to go to our first ever World cup also serve as serious preparatory matches towards Afcon slated for Cameroon in January,” Machana said.

“We are thrilled by the support from the Deputy Minister and continue to urge our valued stakeholders to follow the Minister’s initiative in motivating the Warriors to perform well. It is significant to stress that the money shall be channelled directly in cash or to Nostro bank accounts of recipients should the Warriors emerge victorious against Ethiopia.