As part of its corporate social responsibility, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has set aside RTGS$420 000 for the Zimbabwe Netball Team which is set to leave for the World Cup that is taking place in Liverpool from 12–21 July 2019.
The handover ceremony will be held tomorrow midday, at a local hotel in Harare.
As a brand, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is not synonymous with telecommunication services but they have been partaking in empowering citizens through sports sponsorship.Particularly, the Kwese Sevens International rugby tournament that has been used as a platform to identify talented players in Zimbabwe.
The company are have been the proud sponsors of the popular Econet Victoria Falls Marathon for six years, where they promote sport,health as well as fitness.
Although Netball is one of the followed sporting disciplines in the country, it has not been given the same priority as other disciplines such as soccer.
Earlier this year the Gems appealed to both government and corporates to sponsor the team during their stay in Liverpool for the World Cup. The donation by Econet will go a long way in the upkeep of the team