NGWENYA BROTHERS lead singer Tedius Matsito received US$500 for his upkeep from organisers of the Chipaz Charity Match held last month at Rufaro Stadium.The match saw musicians playing football legends.
"I am happy that the organisers as well as sponsors did their best to fund-raise for my family.
"I really appreciate Partson Chimbodza, Goldtech Electronics and Savanna Tobacco for all their support," he said.
Matsito has been inactive on stage since his leg was amputed.
In a statement, Chimbodza said despite incurring huge losses, the organisers were still going to assist Matsito.
"We made a huge loss on at Rufaro Stadium on January 26. We ended up paying all outstanding figures which amounted to US$3 538. However, this loss could have been avoided had all the pledges been honoured.
"The expenses amounted to US$8 314, while the gate takings was US$4 776.
"The proceeds of this charity showcase event were meant to benefit the community and yesteryear soccer and music icons. As per our promise, Chipaz Promotions will assist Tedious Matsito with US$500 as he was meant to be the main beneficiary of the event.
"Furthermore, we would like to thank our sponsors Goldtech Electronics and Savanna Tobacco who assisted us in purchasing all the eight full kits, branding them and sponsoring the training of musicians at Rufaro Stadium. We look forward to their continued support," Chimbodza said.