IBosso Fans Start A Campaign To Source Basic Commodities For Players
iBosso fans have reportedly started a campaign to source basic commodities for players to cushion them from starvation as reports claim that NetOne is planning to pull the plug on their sponsorship deal, The Chronicle reports.
Musician Thulani “Harsh-Touch” Dube who is spearheading the campaign spoke to the publication and said:
The idea is to raise money to get the players food hampers that will include basic commodities such as mealie-meal, sugar and cooking oil, among other items. We understand the situation that they are going through and also appreciate that even Highlanders members are faced with difficulties because of the Covid-19 lockdown. What we’ve done through the various supporters’ WhatsApp groups is to ask that those who can spare some money donate to the cause. We are also appealing to those that may donate in kind to tell us where we can pick up their contributions to get in touch
Unfortunately because of restrictions, we can’t have any gathering, meaning we can’t say players and technical team must come to a central place to collect the hampers. Once we have all hampers ready, we will invite the chairman (Kenneth Mhlophe) and the chief executive officer (Nhlanhla Dube) to come and see the supporters’ contributions and thereafter proceed to deliver the iems to the players’ homes.
According to Dube, Ecocash contributions are being sent Highlanders life-card carrying member Khetha Marizane’s 0772601315 mobile number. iBosso Players are yet to receive their April salaries and NetOne is yet to comment on its supposed sponsorship deal pullout.
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