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ZIFA have received close to R1 million as reward for two senior national teams’ performances in the COSAFA tournaments last year. The tournaments were held in South Africa and Zimbabwe. After coming tops in the men’s version in South Africa last year, where they beat Zambia 3-1 in the final, the Warriors, under the legendary Sunday Chidzambwa got R500 000 while their female counterparts, the Mighty Warriors received R250 000 for finishing runners-up to South Africa’s Banyana Banyana, who beat Sithethelelwe ‘Kwinji 15’ Sibanda’s girls 2-1 at Barbourfields.
Those successes brought in up to R750 000 the prize money the Warriors and Mighty Warriors contributed to the ZIFA coffers.
Banyana Banyana took the winners prize of R500 000 for winning the women’s tournament while Zambia collected R150 000 for their third place and Kenya R100 000.
Pan-African broadcast network Kwesé TV, yesterday handed over prize money totalling R1 million to the 2017 Cosafa Women’s Championships, elevating the status of the event to that of the senior men’s competition.
The money was handed over to the COSAFA leadership in South Africa. This is the same amount that was paid for the 2017 men’s senior championship in South Africa, putting the two events at par in terms of prize money.
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