GUTU – It was a titanic battle between Dewure High School and Chiredzi Christian during the Mashoko Christian Games held at Dewure in Gutu from Friday to Sunday last week.
Dewure emerged the winner with 21 points thereby piping Chiredzi Christian which came second at 20 points.
Eight secondary schools under Mashoko Group of schools participated in the competitions that are held annually. The competitions have numerous disciplines including drama, soccer, quiz, netball, choral music, basketball, volleyball, chess and handball.
The schools collected points from each win.
On the third position was Mashoko with 17 points, Masvingo Christain came fourth with 15 points, Matara came fifth with 6 points, Dadaya landed on the 7th spot with 4 points and last was Dinhe with zero points.
Winners in various disciplines walked away with prizes, and certificates of excellence from First Pack who also donated a variety of academic equipment ranging from calculators, mathematical instruments and ball point pens.
The competitions ran under the theme; Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon thee (Isaiah 60).
The Church was represented at the competitions by Cephas Zivanai who is the Chaplain General in charge of games and Chaplains chairperson Justin Tokwe from Masvingo Christian School.
The organising head of this year's edition was Gervias Chirume and he said that this year's edition was not only a success sports-wise but opened new platforms in terms of relations building and upholding Christian values.
"I'm delighted with the respectful contact with which these games have been contacted. Not only did the students compete but it was also a platform for them to share ideas at all levels and this includes the teachers as well," he said.
The Church of Christ games are run on a round robin basis and they are mainly for fellowshipping and interaction and the team with the highest points is crowned the champions.
Dewure head Samuel Mahwehwe who took the honour of receiving the floating trophy said; "that the games will continue to develop as the key thrust of the competition is to nurture a student who abodes both academic knowledge and Christian values".