Mhunga memorial tournament on the cards


MASVINGO –Masvingo United (Una Una) spokesperson, Godfrey Kurauone has said that his club is planning a memorial tournament to honor former club owner and transport mogul Tanda Tavaruva popularly known as Mhunga who died in May this year.

Mhunga who was bedridden for several years after suffering a stroke was Masvingo United biggest benefactor during its Premier League (PSL) glory days.

“We are planning a memorial tournament for the late Mhunga. The tournament will be held at Mucheke Stadium. We are still working on logistics and I cannot disclose much at the moment but be assured that we are working towards the tournament,” said Kurauone.

Una Una CEO Hubert Fidze said they are inviting PSL teams to participate in the tournament. Fidze also said that he has retracted his threat to leave over player signings.

“Much is still to be done but we are inviting PSL teams to participate in the tournament. It is only befitting that we honor Mhunga through a tournament. We will officially announce the tournament in two or three week’s time.

“I am staying at the club. We have to develop our team to be a well oiled machine capable of participating in top flight football. The club has now signed 20 players and we will sign more in the mid season,” said Fidze.

Masvingo United enjoyed a nine year stint in PSL and lifted several trophies. The team was at one point among the best four PSL teams in the country.

Una Una has however, failed to bounce back to top flight football in over nine years.

The club last year merged with arch rivals Masvingo Pirates to form a formidable front capable of winning the ZIFA Eastern Region league and join the PSL.

The club has since then won the prestigious Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) sponsored Diamond Super Cup.

Meanwhile the club has signed 20 players for the 2020-2021 season which commences when ZIFA gets the green light to resume football.

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