Burumbo Primary woodball teams off to Tanzania
MASVINGO-Burombo Primary School is participating in the international Under 14 boys and girls woodball tournament set for Tanzania after coming tops at the national competitions held at Rufaro Primary School in Gutu last week.
School woodball Coach Andrew Munguri confirmed the development to The Mirror. He expressed gratitude to the Woodball Federation of Zimbabwe (WFZ) for their work after introducing the sport in Masvingo.
“I’m very happy for my kids and they raised our school to the top spot in the country. I hope one day they will represent Zimbabwe woodball senior national team,” said Munguri.
Tracy Chuma, Weshive Gwatara, and Lorraine Chuma are the winning girls’ team, while Matipanyasha, Chris Marimba and Gerald Chikondere made the boys’ team.
WFZ deputy vice president Dzikamai Mandaza said the dates for the international tournament are not yet set , the it will be held in September on a date yet to be announced.
“The date is not yet set for the journey but they will travel in September this year. We are happy that they adopted to the game fast since woodball was introduced in Masvingo this March,” he said.
Burumbo teams defeated several schools including Mt Pleasant Primary, ZRP Primary and Rufaro Primary school, to clinch the national tournament.
Woodball was introduced in Masvingo by WFZ National Technical Development Director Newsten Chipoya in March of this year.
The game team consist of eight to 18 players. Six are allowed in the competition, and only four best players are recorded when tallying the strokes.