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Raymond Jaravaza
TOGETHER as one and for once never mind which team will win the match because fans will join forces when Dynamos FC and Bulawayo City lock horns on Saturday at Barbourfields Stadium.

Ita��s a serious regular season match but with the permission of Bulawayo City, Dynamos will be fundraising for the families of seven supporters who died on the spot when a vehicle they were travelling in burst a tyre, veered off the road before overturning at Battlefileds on their way to watch a league match against Chapungu at Ascot Stadium in Gweru. The accident on the Harare-Bulawayo highway happened on 11 June.

Two supporters later died in hospital with the latest casualty succumbing to her injuries on Monday.

As such, the Dynamos Bulawayo Supporters Association chapter will have cash collection points at various gates at Barbourfields Stadium for fans to donate.

The teams clash on Saturday in Week 12 of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season.

Bulawayo City FC chairman Jerry Sibanda said his club agreed to support the initiative by the visiting team supporters to raise funds.

a�?They wrote a letter to that effect and we have given them the go-ahead to raise funds for the injured supporters,a�? said Sibanda.

Chairman of the Bulawayo Supporters Association chapter Betserai Nyahwa, said his team would set up about 20 cash collection points at the gates as well as inside the stadium.

Containers used to collect the cash are tamper-proof with a seal that breaks if anyone tries to open them to access the money.

a�?We will have about 20 containers at the gates as well as inside the stadium and all the money we will raise will be handed over to our fellow supporters who are still in hospital. Supporters can donate any amount as we try to ease the financial burden for the supporters that were injured in the 11 June accident,a�? said Nyahwa.