Anonymous bidder donates iconic jerseys, boots back to Nyandoro

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“Notably a single individual underwrote the auction for an undisclosed amount and opted to remain anonymous. The individual further re-donated the regalia to Esrom Nyandoro to raise further funds should the movement require more funds to fight Covid-19 in Zimbabwe.”

These are the words of Vimbai Musvaburi, who is one of the Nyandoro football memorabilia auction and One Million Masks and Sanitisers for Zimbabwe Campaign.

According to Musvaburi, the anonymous underwriter – bidder believes that the ‘Warriors’ and Mamelodi Sundowns legend’s iconic – precious jerseys and boots “are too sentimental and would rather win the auction and gift the memorabilia back to Nyandoro.”

“The underwriter believes the items are too sentimental and would rather win the auction and gift the memorabilia back to Esrom Nyandoro.”

Some of the items on auction were: two precious Sundowns jerseys and Nyandoro’s Zim jersey he wore back in 2004 in an Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) game against Egypt in Tunisia.

The auction was on Monday via the Nyandoro Instagram page to raise funds for sanitizers and masks and help those in disadvantaged areas affected by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

“The Esrom Nyandoro Jersey auction was a huge success. The organising team would like to thank Zimbabweans across the globe who came through in many ways to support the initiative. Final figures will be released to the public once all final pledges and donations are in,” said Musvaburi.

Funds raised will go towards the fight against Covid-19 in Zimbabwe and the campaign orginisers had a team on the ground identifying areas of need in different parts of the country.

“More than 300 needy households from Mzilikazi suburb in Bulawayo will this week get free mealie meal and other groceries courtesy of football legend Nyandoro, who hails from the suburb,” added Musvaburi.

“Special thanks to other business people who made remarkable donations although they did not participate in the auction itself. These individuals include Mr Nervel Kambasha a Zimbabwean businessman based in South Africa and Mr Motsepe, son to Mr Patrice Motsepe.

“Masks, sanitizers and food stuffs will be distributed to various parts of the country. While we may not be able to aid the whole country, we will certainly be able to play our role in helping as much as we can,” continued Musvaburi

“Tapiwa Virima anchoring the pre-auction interview with Nyandoro stated that the auction was not the end of the fundraising and aiding process, but rather the start of a movement that will run during the entire duration of the Covid-19 fight In Zimbabwe.

“Esrom Nyandoro also stated that Ms Samantha Tshuma the Zimbabwe country coordinator of movement will play an active role in liaising with various communities to identify needs and continuously managing the distribution process as well as continuously raising more funds to keep the aid process in motion.”

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By FARPost Reporter 

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