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ZIFA THANKS FANS , SENDS CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

MEDIA STATEMENT
26 MARCH 2019
ZIFA THANKS FANS, SENDS CONDOLENCE MESSAGE
The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)  would like to express its gratitude to the thousands of supporters who thronged the giant National Sports stadium to cheer the warriors to  victory against Congo and their subsequent qualification to the 2019 Egypt Total  Africa Cup of Nations finals .
The victory is historic and we are humbled by the full capacity attendance.
We are also grateful to our partners and sponsors who through their benevolence contributed to the success of the match.

Warriors, Technical team, Sponsors, ZIFA Executive committee, ZIFA Secretariat  , Warriors Supporters and various stakeholders  surely worked hard for this game, and a victory on Sunday was just an icing on the cake. THANK YOU ALL . TOGETHER WILL ACHIEVE MORE.

Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of a Warriors supporter who lost her life at the National Sports Stadium on 24 March.

We cannot imagine what those she left behind are going through in this difficult moment of grief.
The death of our supporter saddens us as the mother body because we will never have her support at our matches again.
The ZIFA Leadership yesterday (Monday)  visited the family of the deceased  to commiserate with the family .

ZIFA has also contributed towards the funeral expenses of the deceased supporter.

May the soul of the dearly departed supporter rest in eternal peace.

Our idea of football is to use it as a social vehicle to unite the nation behind noble causes and in celebrating in peace and harmony.
Stampeding at entry points has become a threat that may scare away passionate supporters from our stadia.
As an association we shall exhaustively investigate factors behind the stampede on 24 March.
It is concerning when lives are lost at events that are supposed to be celebratory and entertainment oriented.
We sincerely apologise for the mayhem at the point of entry where our dear supporter lost her life. We wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured.
We shall also continue to improve our admission systems at entry points so that fans can enter the stadium more swiftly to avert long queues.
FELTON KAMAMBO
ZIFA PRESIDENT

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