Bumping into Warriors number one supporter Alvin Harry Junior Zhakata best known as Aluva in football circles, in the Central Business Centre (CBD) recently, the Million Dollar question that knocked the back of my mind was to ask him whether he was going to repeat what he did in 2016 when he travelled to Rwanda by road to witness the finals of the African Nations Championships (Chan) which were hosted by the western African country.
However, Aluva was quick to read my mind and he was the first to introduce the subject, telling me something I had never imagined, his desire to scale the Egyptian Pyramids by road.
In 2016, Aluva travelled close to 3 000 kilometers from Zimbabwe to Rwanda using public transport, from country to country, driven by the love for the game. However, a quick discussion revealed that Aluva was already putting finals touches before embarking on a more challenging road trip of close to 7 800 kilometres by road, this time around looking forward to scale the Egyptian Pyramids.
But this time around, Aluva was not doing this alone, he now has a partner in crime in South African national team, Bafana Bafana and Bloemfontein Celtics number one fan Botha Msila who was accompanying him.
The two want to make history by travelling all the way from Cape Town South Africa, to Cairo Egypt by road.
A research by the writer revealed the one needs close to nine hours of nonstop flying to get to Cairo from Cape Town, but let’s see how many days this time around will the two take to get to Cairo.
Speaking to 263Chat Tuesday, Aluva was already in Tanzania where they had a short stopover.
“We are now in Tanzania and we are looking forward to be out of this place tomorrow morning (Today). I am sure we will be in Cairo in time for the games if everything goes according to plan,” said the outspoken DeMbare and warriors fan.
According to one of the Friends of the Warriors executive member Zivanai Muwashu, the long hitchhiking journey had to start from Cape Town in South Africa where the two were presented with donations and regalia before setting off.
“The two want to complete the Cape to Cairo trip by road. Aluva was in Cape Town where he finalized his trip and hooked up with his companion, and they set off,” Said Muwashu.
However, 263Chat could not hook up with Aluva Wednesday morning but the publication will continue to update football loving fans about the expedition of the two football loving fans.
Friends of the warriors have become true friends of the Zimbabwe national Soccer teams as they have been behind the national team wherever they play despite harsh economic challenges.
Meanwhile, Muwashu took the opportunity to inform the nation that Friends of the warriors in collaboration with a number of renowned DJs in town, will be launching a single track dedicated to the national soccer team, the Warriors at East Point in the capital on Saturday. Djs to be present include Samukoko, BMJ, DJ Danny and T Man.