Some Zimbabweans have castigated the national Olympics Committee and Zimbabwe Football Association for dumping the Mighty Warriors when they arrived in Harare last Friday from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The players were bundled into a battered minibus and then later given $5 for transport by local soccer authorities. The Mighty Warriors claim that they were promised $1,000 each for featuring in the Games where they lost all their matches against Canada, Australia and Germany.
“As for the Mighty Warriors to travel from the airport, it was a matter of ZOC (Zimbabwe Olympics Committee),” said Hlongwane.
Most Zimbabweans blamed the Olympics Committee and ZIFA for the ill-treatment of the Mighty Warriors saying they deserved a better reception than what they went through when they arrived in Harare.
At the same time, there was a huge celebration at the Olympic Games Aquatics Arena as Kirsty Coventry kissed goodbye to the Olympic Games. Family members, friends and relatives, as well as admirers, gathered around the Olympic Games Aquatics Arena in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate Kirsty Coventry’s final bow to the Olympic Games.
There was also a small band of flag-waving Zimbabweans who did not want to be left out of the proceedings of this historic occasion last Friday.
As Coventry appeared for the start of the 200 metre backstroke final, there was a huge roar and cheers in recognition of the fine performances she gave them over the years and the world records she broke in the process.