IF THE excitement exhibited during the launch of the Sports Excellence Trust (SET) Cyclone Idai Football Tournament on October 5 is anything to go by, then this weekend’s opening matches will surely be a blast.
Sixteen teams-eight schools and eight community outfits-are ready to roll this weekend (October 19 and 20) in one of the biggest football tournaments in Chipinge this year that has been organised by SET with Platform for Youths and Community Development (PYCD), providing logistics.
The very fact that there were hundreds of people at the launch, representatives from the national association, ZIFA and the National Association of Secondary Heads (NASH), makes this tourney one to look forward to.
SET secretary Wellington Mugwagwa said: “We have come a long way in preparations for these games and we are happy that we have received the necessary support from all stakeholders.
“All that is left is for kick off this weekend and we are excited as SET about our objectives and the talent that will be on display.
“There will be top football scouts from around Zimbabwe gracing the finals, so we expect very competitive matches.”
The finals will be held on November 2 and 3 at Takwirira High School with trophies, uniforms, balls and other sports equipment on offer as prizes.
Sports Excellence Trust is a trust that was set up and registered on 15 August 2016 with the aim of raising funds and sponsorship for development and advancement of sports in Zimbabwe, and to ensure transparency and accountability in the management of the sponsorship.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Albert Kamhunga. Other members of the SET Board of Trustees are top notch lawyer Rachel Chibaya of Rachel Chibaya Law Chambers, former Warriors international leftback Harlington Shereni, who is the vice chairman and auditor Nyarai Avery.
Venue 1-Takwirira High School
Teams-Takwirira, Katanga, Chinyamukwakwa, Vheneka
Venue 2-Manzvire Secondary School grounds
Teams-Rimbi, Manzvire, Muumbe, Madhuku
Venue 1-Mukukuzi Village community grounds
Teams-Mukukuzi United, Fogo Fire, Esperance, One-One
Venue 2-Checheche Primary School grounds
Teams-Chinyamukwakwa, Rimbi, Chisumbanje, Guyo