CHIKOMBA—Drugs are now such a menace in Zimbabwe threatening to tear apart the country’s social fibre. This has led several clubs, Non-governmental organisations, schools and the government to host tournaments to fight against drug abuse.
In Chivhu, Staera Combo Pool Club last weekend hosted eight pool teams at a high density business Centre. The club was also launching its second drinking spot, Staera Combo Bar 2.
Staera Combo PC has been vocal against abuse of drugs in Chikomba and has held several drug abuse awareness campaigns.
The tournament was graced by Staera Combo PC patron Maslin Samundombe together with her husband Emmanuel Samundombe and Chikomba council chairperson Isreal Dhikinya. Maslin told The Mirror Sport that the tournament was meant to occupy the youths so that they won’t have time for abuse drugs.
“The major reason for arranging the tournament is to occupy youths with sporting activities to minimize drug abuse. Social interaction is also important as it improves one’s network. We must also thank the council for helping us,” said Maslin.
Eight teams that participated in the tournament include Staira Combo PC (Chivhu), Harare Strikers, Norton Strikers, Charuma PC, DFCSA PC, (Harare), Lepec Mbudzi, Black Label PC, (Mufakose) and Black Impala Whitehouse (Harare).
Tournament awards were mainly for imbibers who walked away with crates of beers and Black label T-shirts as it was supported by Delta beverages Chivhu.
The tournament was won Staera Combo Pool Club who walked away with three and half crates of black label beer. Harare strikers came second and walked away with three crates of castle lite beer, Norton strikers were third and walked away with two and half crates of beer.
Charuma PC, DFCSA, Lepec Mbudzi, Black Label Mufakose and Impala Harare occupied position four to eight respectively. They were all received their proportion of beer prizes.https://masvingomirror.com