Players from Dangamvura-based Zifa Division Two outfit — Final Touch FC — got an early Christmas present last Saturday when they received groceries bought using funds from the Covid-19 Fifa bail-out package.
As the bail-out package trickles down to the grassroots, Final Touch FC invested in short term business projects and then secured groceries for the players and technical team.
Most lower league clubs received $21 000 and divided the money among players.
Final Touch FC spokesperson, Happymore Songeya, told Post Sport that the move to invest the funds in various projects paid off in a big way.
He said the football club seeks to develop grassroots football talent.
“Final Touch FC is a new baby in Manicaland Division Two, even though we have been playing as a team for the past three years.
“We decided to join Division Two to offer these youngsters a chance to showcase their talents. We are entirely in this thing for the benefit of the community, with the club funded from executive members’ subscriptions,” said Songeya.
Club captain, Terrence Mseuli, weighed in to express his joy.
“We are happy with what we received. We have always been in constant communication with the executive over our welfare. We are happy with how they are running the club.
“Things have not been easy due to Covid-19 and we appreciate such gestures,” said Mseuli.