Beitbridge businessman donates soccer kits to schools

Staff Writer


BEITBRIDGE businessman Loadwell Ziyadumah recently donated soccer kits to Vhembe and St
Marys secondary schools in Beitbridge District.
He made the donations through his company, Ziyah Media, which he runs jointly with his wife,
Ziyadumah, made the donation at the schools as a gesture of appreciation as a number of players
of Dulibadzimu United, where he is the current treasurer, hail from the two schools.
In an interview, the businessman said it was befitting to give back to the schools who were a
pool for their division one league side.

“Its an ongoing donation and I also encourage some stakeholders to take part as Dulibadzimu
United is a Beitbridge team. 
“I’m a Treasurer General of Dulibadzimu United Fc and there are 17 players who play for our
under-15,-17and -19 from both schools. 
“The schools didn’t have uniforms, it didn’t look like they come from Beitbridge town because
they did not have any support,” said Ziyadumah.
He revealed that for now only the two schools benefited but in the long run they would spread
their wings to other schools as they would be scouting for talent there.
Ziyadumah encouraged school children to engage in sport and shun drugs.
“I am a football person, it's our duty as a community to remove these boys from drugs and
criminal activities. We have an academy at Dulibadzimu United and we want to make sure that it
will be an ongoing project. 
“I want to take this opportunity to encourage other teams to have the junior teams and start from
the grassroots. I have also told the sports masters of both schools to revive girls’ soccer, I see a
lot of them smoking and drinking in bars while they are still at school, so there is need to cater
for them also.
Ziyadumah also chronicled how he grew up and how he was engaged in sport.
“I grew up in Beitbridge, where African Beaters was my first junior club I played for in 1996
and, of course, I played for Vhembe High. In 2002 I played for Corridors of Hope then later
joined Super Dynamo in 2006.
“In 2007 I joined Chicken Inn in Bulawayo in Emakhandeni suburb Division 2 and we got
promoted in Division 1 in 2018. The same year I returned to Super Dynamo as a Secretary
General, which was now playing in the Central Region First Division. After the team was
defunct I was enjoying myself at Reloaded Soccer Sunday boozer club. “Currently I'm the
Secretary General of Division 1 outfit Dulibadzimu United from 2021 to date,” he said.

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