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Warriors fan gets Wicknell’s windfall

By Adoration Bizure / Published on Thursday, 09 Jun 2016 16:42 PM / No Comments / 1841 views

9 June 2016

1K richer
THE Warriors supporter who held a chart begging for US$1 000 from Warriors benefactor Wicknell Chivayo during the team’s victory over the Flames of Malawi on Sunday has had his wish granted.

The fan Antony Gwende was yesterday given US$1 000 by Sir Wicknell after waving a placard requesting that amount at national Sports Stadium on Sunday with an instruction for the money to be de[posited in his Ecocash account.

The picture of Gwende requesting for US$1 000 from Chivayo had become viral on social media as most people regarded it as a joke.

Speaking to H-Metro, Chivayo said he decided to honour Gwende’s request because he had travelled all the way from Kadoma just to support the warriors.

“I didn’t know I command such respect from football fans and the reason I gave him the money he requested from me was the simple fact that he came to the stadium all the way from Kadoma.

“That really moved me, even though some people saw it as a joke when he made the request, I personally saw it as steps of faith so I had to reward him,” he said.

Meanwhile Antony said he was so grateful for the gesture he received from Chivayo.

“I have been supporting football for so many years and the gesture I have been given by Sir Wicknell is great fulfilment to me.

“He (Chivayo) has proved that he is not only interested in supporting the players but even us fans because we also have a significant role we play in local football fraternity.

“I have planned what I am going to do with the money yet because at the moment my mind is occupied with excitement nothing else,” he said.

A month ago, Chivayo also grabbed headlines when he donated R100 000 to a South African based comedian Baba Tencen.

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