The ZIFA Central Region Soccer League has unveiled a sponsorship deal with funeral services company Ruvimbo Funeral Assurance ahead of the 2023 season which begins in March.
The US$25 000 Ruvimbo Funeral Assurance sponsorship package comes in as a shot in the arm for the Central Region Soccer League which on paper promises to be one of the most competitive of the four regions this year judging by the number of teams with the potential to go for the league title.
Central Region Soccer League acting vice chairman Dr Thomas Marambanyika who signed the deal on behalf of the league along with the administrator Gift Nyapomwe and board member corporate affairs and marketing Pithias Shoko earlier in the week said the partnership with Ruvimbo Funeral Assurance is the beginning of many partnerships to come going foward which are aimed at enhancing competition and football development in the region.
“We are really excited with this partnership with Ruvimbo Funeral Assurance because it sets the tone for the things that we want to achieve as a region from this season going foward,” Dr Marambanyika said.
“We have some of the best teams in the country and this must also be evident with competition on the field of play. And this competition can only be enhanced with such sponsorship. We are actually looking forward to having more partners coming on board so that we have more matches and competition within the league this year. I want to take this opportunity to thank Ruvimbo Funeral Assurance for partnering us and I want to assure them that we are going to give them value for their sponsorship and we will help them enhance their brand.”
Ruvimbo Funeral Assurance Chief Executive Dr Edward Gomba also expressed excitement in sponsoring the Central Region Soccer League as he believes the league has the potential to help them take their brand to a higher level.
“We settled for the Central Region Soccer League for a reason. The region falls at the heart of the country and it’s a good launchpad for us to reach out to all the parts of the country,” Dr Gomba said.
“We are a company that is looking at spreading our tentacles across the country and the Central Region Soccer League affords us that stepping stone from Gokwe down through to Beitbridge. We greatly value sports development in the country and we also want our name to be mentioned among the companies that contributes towards developing football talent in the country. We are also looking ahead towards sponsoring other sporting codes besides football going foward.”
The Central Region Soccer League is anticipating an explosive season with quite a number of teams all having the potential to win the league title. Traditional pre season favourites Chapungu, TelOne, Tongogara, Vumbachikwe, ZPC Munyati, Dulibadzimu and WhaWha who were relegated from the Premier Soccer League have all made their intentions clear with the likes of MSU, Kwekwe United also coming in as dark horses.
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