Prize Money For Independence Cup Revealed... Sakunda Pours In USD For Bonuses
The organisers of the 2022 Independence Cup final have revealed the prize money for the participating teams.
Dynamos and Highlanders, as the two biggest teams and widely supported teams in the country, were selected for the final.
The match will be played on Monday afternoon at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.
The two clubs will share a total of ZWL$10.5 million, with the winners taking home ZWL$6 million while the losing side gets ZWL$4.5 million, reported Soccer24.
Sakunda Holdings, who are the principal sponsors of the two teams, have set aside US$60 000 as the bonus package for both sides.
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The winning team will receive a US$30 000 bonus, which will be shared equally among the players.
The losing finalists will get US$9 000, while the remaining balance will cover individual prizes.
The individual prices include the Man of the Match, Top Goal Scorer and the Best Goalkeeper (for keeping a clean sheet) as well as bonuses for coaches.
DeMbare and Bosso have featured in the previous two finals of the invitational tournament.
The Harare-based side won the trophy in 2021 when football returned for the first time following a one-year suspension because of the novel coronavirus.
They beat Highlanders 2-0 at the National Sports Stadium, with Trevor Mavhunga scoring the opener before Peter Muduhwa’s second-half own-goal.
There was no Independence Day Cup match in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, the Bulawayo giants won it, also by a 2-0 margin. Bhukhosi Sibanda and Tinashe Makanda both netted in the second half.