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    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    Gopal, Khan win NAC golf tournament


    CAROLINE CHIMINYA

    MASVINGO- Ambelal Gopal and Sadic Khan walked away with their heads high after they were crowned champions of the inaugural National Aids Council (NAC) 'Prevention of HIV Drive Golf' tournament at Masvingo Golf Club which was meant to raise money to purchase cancer screening machines for hospitals in the Province.
    Fifty one golfers from across the country took part in the tournament where they were playing four ball better ball (4BBB) and for their efforts the pair who managed 54 points walked away with gas stoves.
    Joseph Zawaira and Nicholas Manjoro came second with 52 points, Pascal Mudzikisi and Rian Cummings were on third position with 48 points and NAC operations director, Raymond Yekeye who partnered with Washington Mutsimba were on 44 points.
    Four junior golfers Cephas Chiminya (15), Modester Masiya (14), Malvin Mutemachani and Kelvin Mutemachani (13) sponsored by Captain Vitalis Muzenda through the Vengai Muzenda Trust also participated at the tournament.
    The cancer screening machines cost $6000 each and NAC intends to buy 12 for the Province's hospitals.
    NAC chief executive officer, Tapuwa Mugure said the tournament was a huge success although they have not reached their target for the screening machines.
    He said donations are still coming and more tournaments will continue to be held throughout the country and the Masvingo event will become an annual tournament.
    Although Mugure did not disclose the amount raised during the tournament The Mirror is reliably informed that over $10 000 was realized.
    An auction was carried out where Great Zimbabwe Hotel offered two vouchers for two nights at Elephant Hotel, one night ticket at Troutback Inn Hotel in Nyanga and one night at Chevron Hotel in Masvingo.
    Masvingo Golf Club Captain Sternly Kondongwe paid tribute to NAC and took the opportunity to encourage more junior golfers to take part in such tournaments so that the sport does not die in the City.sport news

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