Impressed Tanzanian gives Zambia national soccer team cash

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A Tanzanian national and businessman based in Dar es Salaam, Azim Dewji, has donated 11 000 US Dollars purse money to the Zambia national soccer team following the teams  impressive run at the on going Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Mr. Dewji has also promised to donate 300 US Dollars to each of the widows of the national team players who perished in the Gabon air crash in 1993, if the Chipolopolo beat the Black Stars of Ghana in the semi-final encounter today.

Mr. Dewji who is proprietor of Simba Logistics Ltd and also financial sponsor of the Dar es Salaam outfit, Simba Football Club, says that being the only country from the Southern African region still at the tournament, Zambia has not only made Zambians proud but the entire region as a whole.

Mr. Dewji said that people in Tanzania are rallying behind the Zambia national team and hope that they go all the way and lift the cup.

Mr. Dewji is an ardent soccer fan and veteran administrator in Tazania. He was main sponsor of SIMBA Football Club from 1990 to 2000, Tanzania national soccer team fondly known as the Taifa Stars, manager from 1994 to 1998, former vice chairman of national team support committee from 2000 to 2005 and chairman of the support committe from 2006 to 2009.

And receiving the donation, FAZ vice president Borniface Mwamelo commended Mr. Dewji for the donation saying that it was gratifying especially that it was coming from a foreigner who wanted to indentifying himself with the Chipolopolo boys.

Mr. Mwamelo said that such a gesture is motivating to the players because it shows that their efforts are being recognised and appreciated. He also appealed to the corporate world and the general public to emulate Mr. Dewji and donate purse money to the players.

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    azim dewji 5 years

    thank you very much the great zambians. i was going through your comments, this proves how great you are.
    i have starting loving and respecting you, not because you are the champs, its because your are good peolpe. my god bless you all.

    azim dewji

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    GlobalCitizen 5 years

    A brave and honorable beyond borders act of motivation by Mr. A. Dewji…but consoling widows of the long deceased with 300US$!!! under terms and conditions (Chipolopolo beating Ghana)!! that’s a shamefull and unsporty promise.I as a Tanzanian despise the initiative!
    Good luck Chipolopolo.U ROCK!

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    SAMUHELA david 5 years

    ZIKOMO

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    you have a heart for people God bles u

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    mat voodooist 5 years

    Negativity never builds! Learn 2b apriciative at times. Mungu akusaidiye mukubwa Dewji 4 a timely gesture. Only wen u apriciate sum1 frm deep down yo heart wil they know their strengths. Go Zambia Go, the whole Region is at yo back.

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    Bonaventure Mutale-BM-Lives 5 years

    thanks to Mr Dewji.I am so proud to see that so many people are supporting the Zambian team, not only the occupants of Zambia but also our neighbours; True neighbours.Goal Zambia!!!!!!!!…..the chipolopolo boys.

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    Suntre 5 years

    Iwe Kalonje, there is no such thing as full pockets. It’s just more money in our pockets, umbels! Government and nongovernmental we sort out your worries as for now it’s the moment of joy. Victory to the Chipolopolo and many thanks to Mr Dewji and many other well-wishes!! Yebo!$?;:”-

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    henry 5 years

    mikalile show us…….. en pliz mr president sata can u giv the team $1oooooo from the national treasury!!!!!!!!

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    Amipele lesa mr Dewji. appreciate your gesture and support for our boys! May God bless yout business!

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    Muthunzi 5 years

    Asante sana rafiki wa zambia bwana.mungu atatengeneza njiya ya kwako. Go zambia go

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    Hyena 5 years

    Zambia 1 Ghana 0 Allelua

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    Ngalande Lukuku 5 years

    Asente sana. Lesa alekubalikila mukulumpe Azim Dewji. Very few people apprciate very few extend the hand.

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    90 days paz 5 years

    kalonje u shld keep that advise whatever u call it to yourself or alternatively donate to that hospital.
    Mr Dewji thanks a lot for your support

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    GGGG.. 5 years

    Many many thanks to Mr Dewji, may God bless you and increase you business profile.

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    DON'CHI KUBEBA 5 years

    THANK YOU MR DEWJI BUT WARNING TO BONFACE MWAMELO DO NOT GO AND MISUSE THE PLAYERS MONEY FOR BEER?????

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    Sweet Sugar 5 years

    That is how a true neighbur should react,I can Imagine how the South Africans are feeling as they are full of jealous.

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    AKATAMA MUYUNDA 5 years

    ITS REALLY A WONDERFUL GESTURE FOR THIS MAN OF GOD, HERE IN ZAMBIA WE HAV E BIG PEOPLE WITH HUGE SUMS OF MONEY BUT NO ONE THOUGHT OF THAT. MAY GOD BLEES HIM WITH HIS BUSSINESS.

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    kalonje 5 years

    Much as this man must be appreciated for his gesture, I feel the man should have realised that those guys “Chipolopolo” will have more than enough money after the tournament hence pointless to give the already full pockets. I feel the man should have donated to either a hospital in terms of materials or to a vulnerable society but in honour of the chipolopolo victory so as to allow equal distribution of wealth. What do you think ?

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    xc 5 years

    Pipo wit actionz

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    Native 5 years

    shilatona!!!

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    POLITIKIS 5 years

    Mr. Dewji, you are the kind of sons and daughters the African soil must have. Indeed the success of the Chipolopolo boys at the ongoing AfCON Competition is not the success for Zambia alone, but the entire SADC or may I simply say, the entire East, Central Southern Africa (ECSA) Region.

    Just as we (Africa) were proud with South Africa to host the World Cup, that is how the ECSA/SADC Region must be proud to see Zambia reach the AfCON finals, particulary that our other two representatives (Botswana and Angola) were eliminated in group matches.

    Therefore, as a Zambian, I find your guesture to recognise and honour the Chipolopolo boys as well as the families of the departed 1993 chipolopolo team members a big lesson that speaks volumes of good will not only from you Mr. Dewji, but indeed all the Tanzanians. We are proud of you. You are indeed true neighbours. Keep it up and God bless and replenish your coffers.

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    nandi 5 years

    We thank God for your life mr Tz, if a foreigner can do it then Zambians shld also do it other than just having underground banks.

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    ala 5 years

    Hey guys,the man is great!and he needs to be commended becouse he has shown us what we need to do as Zambians.lets all donate what you have as a soccer fan even if its a $10 it will make a difference.instead of asking kavindele,HH,or indians to do it for us.

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    congrants to our national team that was a splendid showcase of soccer.

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    gemima 5 years

    very good. but where are Zambian businessmen? Shame on our people.

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    Castellar Thomas 5 years

    God Bless. This shows true sportsmanship. Looking forward for those with resourses to emulate what this man of God has done. Go Go Zambia Lets Go x 90 minutes.

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    chanda chimbwi 5 years

    Amen

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    Imutongo 5 years

    This man is a truely soccer lover. If a foreigner can do this what about us? God bless you my brother.