FLAMBOYANT Mutare junior football ensemble, Manicaland Juniors of Excellence Academy (MAJESA), has donated an assortment of training equipment to the senior women’s national team – the Mighty Warriors – ahead of their COSAFA assignment.
The Mighty Warriors are preparing for the COSAFA Championship which begins on Tuesday at the Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa.
The senior women’s national team has won the competition before.
MAJESA Academy donated 60 cases of mineral water and 60 cases of beverages, 25 training bags and 25 pairs of training socks.
MAJESA director Charles Chave said this is one of the many ways that his academy is helping in the development of the game in the country.
Chave, whose academy recently donated similar equipment to a Harare-based academy, said the choice to donate to the Mighty Warriors was aimed at empowering the girl child.
“We at MAJESA believe that the girl child needs support in order to achieve her dreams. For a long time women football has been in the shadows of their male counterparts.
“This explains why we made a priority that we also have young girls nurturing their skills at MAJESA. There is a lot of potential in women football but that can only be realised if the necessary support is rendered,” said Chave.
Since its formation less than a year ago, MAJESA has been growing in leaps and bounds, hence the ability to draw attention from all corners of the country and beyond.