WASHINGTON DC —
The Footballers Union of Zimbabwe with the support of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief says it has now embarked on the third phase of its HIV/AIDS awareness programme for footballers throughout the country.
The campaign dubbed ‘Half Time Talk/Keep HIV Offside Programme’ was started in 2011 and has so far imparted knowledge to more than 480 top footballers countrywide on HIV/AIDS issues.
Footballers Union of Zimbabwe secretary general Paul Gundani said his organisation will now be focusing on providing HIV/AIDS awareness programme for women soccer players from the national league.
“We are giving life-saving skills and imparting knowledge on HIV prevention. This phase is critical in that it is targeting female footballers in the premier league,” said Gundani.