…Select teams for Livingstone Games
Masvingo - Over 600 teachers from Zimbabwe's 10 provinces converged in Masvingo for the 4th edition of the Zimbabwe Teachers Association Games that will help association select teams to represent the country at the Southern Africa Teachers Organization (SATO) Games to be held in Livingstone Zambia next week.
The Masvingo Games took place during the Heroes' Holiday on Monday this week.
Teachers battled it out in five sporting disciplines which included basketball, table tennis, netball, volleyball, darts and athletics.
Masvingo male volleyball team came out tops in the discipline as they dismissed Mashonaland West 2-0 and walked away with the winner's trophy.
Godfrees Gonye the team captain was naturally a happy man after the game.
"We play professional volley hence it was easy to dismiss teams from other provinces. We are very excited with the win and expect to do well in Livingstone next week and do the nation proud," said Gonye
In the men soccer, a final match could not be staged as it was getting late and the match commissioners decided that the two finalists, Matebeleland North and Midlands be declared joint winners.
"These games are just nice as we are mixing and mingling, we are winning some and losing some, what matters most is that we are socializing.
"I have had a once in a lifetime chance to meet people I could have never met," said Amon Mlilo who was playing darts at Railton Club.
"These games are in way promoting internal tourism because teachers from all provinces are coming together to share experiences at the same time refreshing after a long academic term at various schools and we are proud to be doing this the country's educators," said Sifiso Ndhlovu Zimta chief executive officer.
The Zimta presidium was in all in attendance. The president Richard Gundane, vice president Thomas Muzondo and secretary general John Mlilo expressed satisfaction in the way the games were organized.
Over 100 athletes were selected from the over 600 who took part in the games and they will represent Zimbabwe in the Southern Africa Teachers Organization (SATO) to be held on 17 August in Livingstone Zambia.
In his closing remarks at the prize giving ceremony held at a local college, Gundani urged the selected athletes to be good ambassadors of the country.
"Go and represent your country and be good sportspersons, lose and win in good spirit these are adults games and do not begrudge each other in the event that you lose a match," said Gundani.sport