FORMER Warriors captain Willard Katsande has pledged his support to a fundraising initiative to buy Personal Protective Equipment for Zimbabwe to help in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a video clip, the Kaizer Chiefs midfielder challenged Zimbabweans to donate to a GoFundMe account to raise funds to purchase one million masks and sanitisers for the country.
The midfielder, who has already made his donation, challenged fellow players based in South Africa, teammate Khama Billiat, SuperSport United duo of Onismor Bhasera and Kudakwashe Mahachi and Golden Arrows’ Knox Mutizwa to follow suit and make their donations.
“My name is Willard Katsande, Kaizer Chiefs and Zimbabwe national team player. I am here to talk about the current situation, the world is experiencing which is coronavirus.
“Me and you have a role to play to save lives in our nation,” said Katsande.
“I’m here supporting one million gloves and sanitisers for Zimbabwe, you can donate.
“I challenge four players which is Khama Billiat, Onismor Bhasera, Knox Mutizwa and Kudakwashe Mahachi, I challenge you guys to donate as I have already done and those who to save our country to Zimbabwe can do so,” he said.
Zimbabwe has recorded 17 confirmed cases with three deaths as of April 13 and Katsande believes with unity, the virus can be defeated.
“Together we can beat this virus,” said Katsande.
The country is currently under the 21-day lockdown meant to stop the spread of coronavirus – clocking day 17 today.