Lilongwe based businessman and Contractor Patrick Jimu has donated a brand new pair of boots and a shin guards to Nyasa Big Bullets defender Emmanuel Zoya.
This follows the player’s incredible performance in the just ended 2017-18 soccer season which saw him competing for golden boot awards despite being a defender.
Zoya scored a couple of vital goals that heavily contributed to his club’s league title chase as well as winning silverware.
Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, Jimu said the purpose of the donation is to encourage players to work hard.
“My purpose is simple, to encourage these players to work hard so that may be in the future, we can be sending our players to Europe,” said Jimu.
“Football is a short term career so these players have to work extra hard inorder to earn alot of money so that they can live comfortably after their playing career” Jimu said.
Meanwhile, Jimu has also appealed to all local clubs to train their players how to do business and investiments.
“For me as Patrick Jimu, I would love to see our clubs training their players how to do business to avoid seeing them struggle and turn themselves into street beggars after their playing days” said Jimu.
Reacting to Jimu’s kind gesture, Zoya expressed delightment with the reward.
He said this will encourage him further to work extra hard in the next coming soccer season.
The former Civo United player therefore encouraged other individuals and companies to emulate Jimu’s example saying ‘this can improve the standard of football in the country’.
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