YOUTHFUL Manicaland Division Two outfit Final Touch FC are keeping their eyes on the prize after opening a five-point lead at the summit of the log standings, but the very thought of the financial clout needed to sustain life in Eastern Region Division One League is giving the club leadership some goosebumps.
Manicaland Division Two has a total of 20 teams.
Final Touch have been ruthless in most of their league matches and in the most recent league encounter, the youngsters from Dangamvura suburb in Mutare thrashed Africa University five-nil.
Happymore Songeya, the team’s secretary for information and publicity, said: “Going forward, we want to take every point available, fight to finish at the top and try to go to the next level which is Division One.
“Our biggest worry is that our finances and the Division One requirements are miles apart. We are appealing to individuals and corporates who would like to partner us in this exciting project to come on board. We will grow their brands with the good image.”
Songeya said the club leadership is impressed with the dedication of their players.
“As Final Touch Football Club, we are pleased with the exceptional performance and a run of good form by our team. We have a very good group of young and talented footballers and the secret for our success is hard work.
“Our coaches are working very hard, our executive is working tirelessly and the players are doing the same. We are having a very tough time financially, but because the whole team and staff understand the objective of this club, everyone is going an extra mile to sacrifice for the success we are enjoying now.
“As the executive, our dream is to see these boys playing at the highest possible level and our coaches to develop and do well at national level,” said Songeya.