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Zimbabweans up in arms over a blue national soccer team
12 Jan 2014 at 08:39hrs | Views
Zimbabwe Soccer lovers have gone wild on social networks and national radio on why the Zimbabwe National Soccer Team, the Warriors, appeared at a training session in Cape Town dressed in a blue strip.
Fans from all over the country went mad as soon as pictures of the National Team dressed in blue started making rounds in social networks. The Zimbabwe National Soccer Teams are well known for their traditional Green/Yellow/White strip whether at training or matches.
What seems to be infuriating the fans more is that the blue kit is exactly replica of league champions Dynamos. To make matters worse for the fans, the Harare giants known as Dembare have provided more than 70% of the players in the national soccer team taking part in the CHAN finals in South Africa.
The fans have suddenly renamed the National Team Dembabwe instead of Zimbabwe. Some of the fans have openly expressed that while they really wanted to rally behind the Warriors, the blue stripping of the team has made them lose heart and will not support the team.
"Dynamos supporters will support them because this is Dynamos not Zimbabwe" complained one fan in South Africa.
Comment could not immediately be available from any of the ZIFA officials in the technical sector. ZIFA recently signed a kitting deal with Umbro South Africa to kit the national teams from travelling kit, training kit and match kit for all national teams. The Association provides the sponsors with the colours for the uniform before its supplied.
Source - Byo24News