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    Zaka promises fireworks at provincial athletics championships


    Zaka district athletics team will be crowned National Association of Secondary Heads (NASH) provincial champions this Thursday at Rupare High school in Bikita for the first time in the history of the competitions.
    This was said by NASH Zaka district chairman Thompson Charambira on the sidelines of the athletics competitions to choose the team to compete at the provincial level held at Zaka High school recently.
     "We are going to win the provincial championships because we are working as unit (District Education Officer, committee members and all sports directors from the entire district) to mould a strong and competitive team. We are going to make history by winning the athletics championships for the first time ever," said Charambira who is also Jichidza High school head.
    Madsvingo district are the defending champions and Zaka last year were number four.
    Zone Six were the toast of the day as they romped home with 44 medals, 24 Gold, 9 Silver, and 11 bronze for the first time defeating the defending champions Zone 8 who came out number two with 38 medals.
    St Antony High, Chimbwembwe Secondary and St Joseph Secondary are some of the schools in Zone Six while Zone Eight has schools like Chivata Secondary, Zivavose Secondary and Jichidza High.
    Trimishy Zezeto from Chimbwembwe Secondary school was undoubtedly the most outstanding athlete as he collected 4 gold medals after winning in javelin and shotput.  Nyasha Vhudzi a long distance runner of Dzoro Secondary was the best track athlete with 4 gold medals.
    Charles Mhike who was standing in for the district education officer James Mahofa appreciated the work being done by schools in developing sporting talent.
    "As a district, we are proud to have such a human resource blessing that is promoting sporting talent, support from the sports organizers and the School Development Committees (SDC) from different schools across the district," said Mhike.
    Mhike also encouraged the organizers to consider giving certificates to winning athletes starting from area zone to provincial level.
    "I urge sports organizers from different zones to issue prizes and certificates starting at zonal level so that athletes are motivated from the beginning to the end," he said. sport

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