CHIPINGE- Tuzuka FC is this year’s winner of the 16 team Chikore Community Soccer Invitational Tournament held recently at Pfidza Business Centre in Chipinge.
Tuzuka FC beat Sakuinje Fc 1-0 in the final to win US$ 70, 20 medals and a trophy.
The tournament was sponsored by Evans Madhuku.
Sakuinje FC received US$ 50 and a soccer ball with third and fourth placed Sone Fc and Admin Fc walking away with a soccer ball each.
Madhuku told Chipinge Times that the tournament is a drive towards eradicating drug abuse in rural communities which is rampant.
“This tournament is a means of mobilizing youths so that we have a progressive community free of drug abuse among other vices. We have to support our communities and sport is one of the ways we are uplifting youths. We are planning a bigger tournament next year,” said Madhuku.
The tournament in its fifth year running invites boozer teams from across Chipinge.
The teams that participated are Chikore Fc, Pfidza Fc, Sone Fc, Mukoteni Fc, Makungu Fc, Shekwa Fc, Adimini Fc, Musendekete Fc, Nyagadza Fc, Sakuinje Fc, Shekwa Fc, Chata FC, Tafara Fc, Murenje Fc and Junction Fc.
The tournament ran under the theme uplifting youths, edutainment and prevention of HIV/AIDS. And players were between 16 and 45 years.
Tournament coordinator Daniel Khororo told Chipinge Times that the tournament is aimed at uplifting young talents while educating them about HIV/AIDS.
Khororo also said that their aim is for boozers clubs to play against teams as Checheche and Chisumbanje FC which can scout and further promote talent. https://masvingomirror.com