There many reasons why athletes struggle financially after retirement. Unanticipated and unplanned life events can also several impact athletes’ financial health.
Yesterday former Warriors and Mighty Warriors players launched an organization called football Ambassadors of Zimbabwe. The objectives of the organization are to rehabilitate and groom vulnerable former sportspersons for success and integration into the community.
They will also be training and coaching football players to become professional thereby providing them with competitive opportunities. Another major issue they will be addressing is that of HIV/AIDS, drug and substance abuse in sports.
Former Warriors defender Dickson Choto is the Chairman of the organization. Justice Majabvi is the Vice-Chairperson whilst David Maketo Sengu will serve the organization as the General Secretary. Rosemary Mugadza will be the Vice Secretary. Fungai Nyamutukwa, Joel Luphala, Gilbert Mushangazheke, Anne Konje, and Sithethelewe Sibanda are the committee members.
Bruce Chuma is the committee member responsible for marketing whilst Tatenda Sharara comes on board as the committee member responsible for business development. Some of the organization’s key activities will be that of organizing football matches for community rehabilitation and development. Conducting awareness campaigns against drugs and substance abuse and community wellness and health living programs.
The organization is registered as a private voluntary organization