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    Murimoga clinches Makovah Memorial Golf

    Tapfuma Musekiwa.

    CHRISTABELL ZIREREZA

    MASVINGO- Masvingo City Council housing officer, Roberto Murimoga has been crowned the 2018 John and Edward Makovah Memorial Golf champion after edging closest rival Joseph Zawaira by a point during the two day tournament at Masvingo Golf Club.
    Murimoga had 80 points played on 23 handicap while Zawaira who came second had 79 on 13 handicap followed by Tinashe Tamba with 76 points on 24 handicap.
    On fourth position was Tafara Nyatsanga with 75 points on 18 handicap and to complete the top five was Kudzai Chikwanda on 21 handicap with same number of points.
    Blue chip, OK Zimbabwe former chief executive officer, Willard Zireva was the guest of honour and he handed over the prizes while his wife conducted the raffle draw for Murambwi Foundation which was established in 2001.
    The John and Edward Makovah Golf tournament is meant to raise funds for Capota School for the blind, Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Fund and Murambwi Foundation which pays examination fees for less privileged at Mucheke High School where the late John Makovah did his secondary education but could not proceed to A Level due to financial constraints.
    Capota who provided entertainment on second day of the tournament, Sunday received $288 from the Foundation, Mayor Christmas Cheer Fund got $390 and Mucheke got $680 for examination fees. The money was raised after auctioning of a Yale electronic medium sized safe, golf fees attendance and raffle tickets for a Samsung Galaxy.
    This year’s tournament was coordinated by Jaqueline Makovah who is married to Farai Makovah the son of the late business mogul John Makovah who was very instrumental in roping in blacks to play golf which was largely a white dominated sport.
    Farai Makovah paid tribute to the Masvingo golfers for their unwavering support to the annual tournament which is for interaction and charity.
    “I would like to thank the Masvingo Golf Club committee for being very supportive to the event and I can promise that next year it will be bigger and better as we are roping Mr Zireva to assist in having more sponsors. The spirit is not to win trophies but to interact and raise money for charity.
    “Many thanks to the sponsors, Masvingo Chicks, Kalunga Holdings, Masakhe Homes, Nembo Attorneys, Oasis Water and AVG. I would like to pay special tribute to The Mirror for the coverage they gave us which has made the tournament more visible to the world,” said Farai Makovah.
    Former Masvingo Mayor, Hubert Fidze also graced the prize giving ceremony.
     

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