Manunure High wins Future life soccer gala


Sports Correspondent

GWERU — Manunure High School from Kwekwe proved their mettle that they are still a football powerhouse when they lifted the Under 20 Southern Region Futurelife soccer gala trophy at Nashville High School in Gweru last weekend.
Manunure High used mostly their U15 and U17 players in the tournament as they are building a strong team for the future.
Manunure were crowned Southern region champions with eight points. Dosert High were runners up with six points. Makhulambila finished third with five points and were also named the most disciplined team. Fort Rixon were fourth with four points while host Nashville anchored the log with two points.
After a goalless draw in their first game, Manunure went on to beat the host Nashville with a solitary goal from the boot of Kudakwashe Sithole. Manunure settled for a nil all draw with Dosert High School of Shurugwi. They then beat Fort Rixon 2-0.
In the Northern region tournament played at Shamva Gold Mine High. Wadzanai High emerged the winners. Murape High were runners up while Acturus High were named the most disciplined team. Other teams which took part in the tournament are Nyava High and Shamva Gold Mine High.
Manunure is now set to meet their northern region counterparts Wadzanai High and head coach Kingsley Manguwo was elated with his team’s performance.
“My players did a sterling job considering the aggression they had even before games. We played 4-3-3 formation which was our game plan for the tourney. Most of the players were U15 and U17 years. We did not have time for warm up in the first game as we arrived late for the competition, this affected our play during the first match against Makhulambila. Thumbs up to the sponsors,” said Manguwo.
Futurelife (FLN) is a programme under Miet Africa. In Zimbabwe, they are working with ten schools. They have three objectives on their sleeves which are Climate change, HIV and Aids as well as Gender equality and equity.

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