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    Chiredzi Stars into Eastern Region D1

    Chiredzi Stars FC.

    SPORTS REPORTER
    WALTER MAFEKING

    CHIREDZI- One year old Tshovani-based outfit Chiredzi Stars FC has gained promotion into the Eastern Region Division One in dramatic fashion after edging Chibi United 1-0 in play offs recently.
    The play offs were held at Tshovani Stadium and they involved Masvingo Christian who lost to eventual winners Chiredzi FC by a goal to nill and Auto Academy who beaten 3-2 by Chibi United in the semi-finals.
     The youthful outfit is owned and sponsored by South African based Patrick Madzima.
    Madzima showered the team with praises for making it into the second tier League in their first attempt. He promised to continue sponsoring the boys all the way to the Premier League.
     “I’m more than happy to have brought Division One football to our community in our first attempt and I guarantee you that soccer in Chiredzi will never be the same again.
    “We are also looking into engaging our local authority for the upgrade of Tshovani Stadium and we hope this will be done as soon as possible as we intend to maximize on home advantage for support.
    “We also would like to thank the Chiredzi community for the unwavering support throughout the season, Chiredzi Government High School and my brothers Taurai Mangwiro and Godfrey Tamirepi for all the advice and support,” said Madzima.
    Since the demise of Chiredzi City FC in 2011, there has not been a team in the Estern Region Division One from Chiredzi.
    The community also hailed Madzima for not just sponsoring the club but also helping the young talented players by paying their school fees, financing them with money to acquire driver’s license.
    Chiredzi Stars FC board comprises of Taurai Dzoro, administrator, Tawanda ‘Ngolozi’ Chibaira, secretary general and Marko Marevesa, coach.




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