THE Sports Excellence Trust (SET) football finals that were due to be staged at Takwirira High School in Chipinge this weekend have been moved to November 9 and 10.
This was confirmed by the SET secretary Wellington Mugwagwa on Wednesday.
“Following consultations with relevant stakeholders partners and teams involved in the two day finals, we resolved to move the finals to November 9 and 10 to facilitate ongoing discussions with a potential partners and sponsors.
“The adverse weather conditions also played a significant part in our decision as we felt it was unnecessary to expose players, mostly Under 18, to such extremely hot conditions.
“As such, we have taken this postponement in good light as it gives us enough time to conclude partnership processes,” Mugwagwa said.
It was also noted that various scouts from Harare have also notified the organisers that they were interested in making the trip to Chipinge.
The tournament began two weeks ago with four schools making it to the semi-finals while four community teams also rode roughshod over their opponents to make the last four at various events that were well supported by the local community.
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.
Semi-finalists from schools
Takwirira, Rimbi High, Katanga , Manzvire
Semifinalists from the community teams
Rimbi vs Mukukuzi, One One vs Chisumbanje