CHIVI- Established Harare-based businessman Exevia Maoneke has donated soccer and netball kits to Mhiti Raiders and Takura Queens boosting their prospects and morale ahead of their league competitions.
The donation was made recently at Mhiti Business Center in Chivi’s Ward 11 where the teams are based.
Hwezhaz as Maoneke is popularly known jointly made the donation with Chivi businessman Stoneshed Chikambure popularly known as Huruyadzo and both men hail from Ward 11.
Mhiti Raiders received 15 soccer kits and a football with Takura Queens receiving eight kits.
Maoneke and Huruyadzo are accompanying Chivi Central MP Ephraim Gwanongodza on a COVID-19 vaccination campaign in his constituency.
Mhiti Raiders is competing In the Eastern Region Division 2 league with Takura Queens competing in the local netball league.
The handover was attended by ward councillor Walter Nyambi and Zanu-PF Masvingo youth political commisar Edmore Mazenge among others.
“Our teams have the potential to compete in bigger leagues. They are youth-fronted teams and it is up to us to support them. Most youth are abusing drugs and engaging in immoral behavior which is destroying our communities. We have to steer them into a field where their focus and energy produce better results.
“The jersey will be printed Hwezhaz at the front and Huruyadzo at the back. Youth have to be empowered for a better tomorrow,” said Maoneke.
Mhiti Raiders coach Danny Mhiti applauded Maoneke and Huruyadzo for the donation.
“Our team has been struggling to raise funds or buy a soccer kit. We are grateful for the donation because our players will be motivated.
“We appeal for assistance with soccer boots, a first aid kit, and goal kits. Huruyadzo has assisted us with transport and fuel when we play matches in Gutu, Zaka, and Mwenezi,” said Mhiti.
Maoneke and Huruyadzo have also donated the completion of various projects in Chivi Central including money and work suits to volunteer builders who are building a clinic and a dip tank in Ward 12.
“We are empowering youth and urging them to desist from drug abuse. Most youth are losing purpose in this COVID-19 era,” said Gwanongodza.