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    Mashoko CPS retains Mushayamunda trophy



    BRILLIANT MUKARO
    BIKITA REPORTER

    BIKITA-
    Mashoko Central Primary School (CPS) has won the Mushayamunda Christian Development Trust soccer trophy for the third time in a row recently which the school hosted.
    The team beat Humani Primary in the finals 5-4 in a pulsating penalty shoot-out after failing to settle matters after extra time where they drew 1-1.
    A total of ten schools participated in the 15 year old tournament namely Shingai, Neguve, Chiromo, Chiremwaremwa, Zindove, Bambaninga and Gava drawn from Bikita, Zaka and Chiredzi for the first time since the games began.
    Manasa Chiwawa, Mashoko CPS head coach said he was happy for winning the trophy for the third consecutive time and attributed the success to team work and hard work.
    "I think we deserved the trophy since we worked hard preparing for the games and our efforts have been rewarded," said Chiwawa after the penalty shoot-out.
    Although Mashoko won the trophy they will be the first to admit that it was not on a silver plate as they lost their first game to Zindove 2-0 from Bikita who went on to lose in the semi-finals to Humane 1-0.
    On their road to the finals Mashoko beat Shingai from Chiredzi 1-0 thanks to Valentine Masakadze's effort  who went on to be crowned player of the tournament.
    Bikita District Administrator Innocent Matingwina was the guest of honour, Dereck Mushayamunda tournament director and several education officials among them Chioniso Maradza an education inspector based in Bikita also attended the games.
    Mashoko were given a full soccer kit and cash prize for coming tops, the runners up Humane received a soccer kit as well and third runners up Zindove got t-shirts and three soccer balls.
    The prizes were handed over by the DA and all schools that took part in the games received consolation prizes which included stationery and t-shirts from the sponsors.
    Joseph Vhengere the coordinator of the tournament said he was impressed by the success of the games since each year they are growing from strength to strength.
    "I would like to thank the sponsors  and the support we are getting from all schools, this year's games have seen an improvement as there has been more competition and I am really excited about that, I am happy that the games continue to played in a Christian spirit with love being our main theme" Vhengere said.
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