Onismo Zhakata, the father of Zimbabwe national football team super fan, Alvin “Aluvhah”, has said he has been having sleepless nights over his son’s predicament.
Alvin is reportedly stranded in Cameroon where he stayed behind for the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals. He was reportedly blocked from coming back to Zimbabwe with authorities saying he was supposed to pay a penalty for hotel bills he had failed to pay in time.
He went back to the hotel and stayed more until he was kicked out as the accommodation and food bills were growing. He has been living on the streets since then. His father told The Herald:
The reality is that he (Alvin) is stranded in Cameroon and I don’t know where exactly he is sleeping and where he is getting his next meal.
It’s sad I don’t have the kind of money to help him out but am prepared to play my part.
ince we come from Mabvuku, I had wanted to pass a begging bowl to some of the Mabvuku old boys like Scott Sakupwanya, Chamu Chiwanza and others but I have been discouraged by what people were saying.
But remember this is foreign land and you don’t know what might happen to him there and no one will care. I am told he is not allowed to leave Cameroon until he pays the bills in full.
He is my son; the way this whole thing affects me is different from how people choose to feel about it. If anyone can assist, I will be glad. About everything else, we will see when he comes home.
Aluvhah, the 2019 AFCON Super-fan who travelled from Cape to Cairo by road was also in the news before the most recent AFCON finals after collapsing during the Morrocco vs Malawi match.
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