Dube offers each Warrior $500 for a win

Zimbabwe Football Association President, Cuthbert Dube, has offered each Warrior $500 from his own pocket for a win against Burundi in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Cuthbert Dube
Cuthbert Dube

Dube knows the importance of winning the game against the Swallows as victory will bring Zimbabwe closer to qualification for the South African finals.

The Warriors have failed to make it at the past three editions in 2008, 2010, and 2012.

This weekend’s game follows Zimbabwe’s disappointing start to the 2014 World Cup in which the Warriors have so far only managed one point in two matches and are now five points behind overall leaders, Egypt, who have six points.

This leaves the Nations Cup as the only hope of success for the Warriors and Dube has revealed that he is prepared to dig into his own pocket to add to what Mbada Diamonds are offering as player incentives for a win.

“As per tradition, I am offering each player $500 if they win against Burundi. The players will get their money without any problems on Tuesday. This money is only for a win,” said Dube.

Dube, however, was quick to point out that Zifa are not offering anything to the player as incentives since the association is broke. Zimbabwe trail Burundi 2-1 following the loss in Bujumbura in February and need to win at least by a1-0 score line to progress to the final qualifying round.

A win over Burundi will leave the Warriors only one match of two legs away from making the trip to the African football festival to be held in South Africa in January.

Should they win, the Warriors though will have to wait to a bit longer to know their next opponents as the Confederation of African Football will draw them against one of the 14 teams that were at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon and the Equatorial Guinea.

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