WHEN THE Cyclone Idai Sports Excellence Trust (SET) football tournament in Chipinge finally rolled into life on Saturday, the results of the two days were more what the fans expected.
The finals will be staged on November 2 and 3 at Takwirira High Schools grounds where trophies, uniforms, balls and assorted sports equipment will be on offer as prizes.
But it is Day One that provided the thrills and spills as Takwirira, in the schools segment, hammered Vheneka 4-0 in the opening match before taking the foot off the pedal winning 1-0 against Katanga in their second match.
Vheneka were the pounding boys as they went down 2-0 to Chinyamukwakwa in their second match of the day. Manzvire and Rimbi and Katanga joined Takwirira in the last four of the competition.
In the communities, One One FC beat Esperance 1-0 and drew 1-1 against Fogo Faya. Mukukuzi were simply on fire, beating Fogo Faya 2-0 and Esperance by the same scoreline.
Results from matches played
Takwirira 4-0 Vheneka, Takwirira 1-0 Katanga, Chinyamukwakwa 2-0 Vheneka
Semi-finalists from schools
Takwirira , Rimbi High, Katanga , Manzvire
One One 1-0 Esperance, Fogo Fire 0-2 Mukukuzi, Esperance 1-0 Fogo Fire, Mukukuzi 2-0 Esperance, One One 1-1 Fogo Fire,
Semifinalists from the community teams
Rimbi vs Mukukuzi, One One vs Chisumbanje