A break-in occurred in the office of Zimbabwe soccer giants Dynamos located at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
The club on Sunday confirmed the break-in saying the daring thieves stole laptops and important documents.
Notedly, the thieves took agreements between the club and its principal sponsor, Gold Leaf Tobacco, on the commercialisation drive that has seen the club launch the sale of supporters’ shirts countrywide.
Gold Leaf Tobacco bankroll the Glamour Boys through their Remington Gold brand.
Dynamos spokesperson Tinashe Farawo confirmed the unfortunate incident.
“We can confirm that there was a break-in at our offices housed in the National Sports Stadium. The club lost two laptops, some desktop computers and some very important documents on our commercialisation drive. We don’t know what the motive was and we have also reported the case at Mabelreign Police Station,” Farawo told Sunday Mail.
National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi also confirmed the incident.
“We can confirm that there was a report made on June 3 concerning a break-in at the National Sports Stadium and some gadgets, including a Lenovo laptop, were stolen. We are conducting investigations and we urge companies to put security measures in place at their premises so that valuables are secured,” Nyathi told the paper.
The incident happened at a time Dynamos are on a drive to commercialise their brand and widen their revenue base. The club primarily gets income from gate takings and has struggled in recent months with all football activities shelved because of Covid-19.
Dynamos have made it clear they want to enhance their brand visibility through merchandise sales, particularly the club’s replica jerseys and branded shirts.
The club and Remington Gold launched the four-year sales relationship agreement in February.
By Mthokozisi Dube