Football legend Moses Chunga has bemoaned the lack of appreciation for Zimbabwean football legends in the country.
BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA
The former Warriors captain is not happy with the way former footballers are treated and opines that it is one of the reasons why local football was struggling to grow.
He complained about a number of issues and revealed that the Warriors legends were each paid $3 000, while Barcelona legends received $50 000 per player following their match played in Harare in 2017.
The former Dynamos midfielder – who was part of the Zimbabwean football legends squad that also featured the likes of Madinda Ndlovu, Agent Sawu, Ronald Sibanda and Edelbert Dinha among several others said failure by stakeholders to recognise and appreciate their contribution is a big drawback for the game in the country.
“One of the reasons our game continues to lag behind is that we don’t recognise and appreciate the role our football legends played,” the Chapungu coach said.
“For example, you can imagine we were paid a paltry US$3 000 each while the Barcelona legends went home with around US$50 000. These are issues that you as reporters should be highlighting because you fail to understand why we are treated differently like that. Even at stadiums, those that have played the game for the country struggle to enter to watch matches. You can even have dogs being unleashed on you,” lamented Chunga.