By Ezekiel Putirwa
United Kingdom based Marakia Bomani donated football uniforms to Busters Academy and Far Post Football Academy’s under 18 teams. The uniform handover ceremony was done at Zengeza 3 football ground where a thrilling match concluded the day.
The sponsor, Bomani went to the UK on an athletics sponsorship.
”Ever since Bomani went overseas he has been assisting the under privileged children in the community through paying school fees,” said his friend Dillon Dube.
Currently, he looks after a female engineering student studying in China.
The ministry of Sport, Arts and Recreation’s Chitungwiza District Sport and Recreation Officer Tawanda Chikono and Ward Sport Coordinator Kudzai Chikwamba appreciated the gesture(s) forwarded to the community towards their endeavor to see sport and recreation develop.
Turning to the match, the players exhibited some classy football that left the sizeable number of spectators at the edge of their seats. Busters were the first to open the score sheet with a first half grounder, after a goal mouth melee that eventually led to Tinashe Chiyanike beat Brandon Bere in goals for Far Post.
The Zengeza 2 outfit stuck to football basics-control and pass; moving together as a unit and supporting the man on the ball. Their lanky midfielder Lawrence Muzuva marshaled the engine room very well only to be let down by his strikers’ poor finishing.
Far Post team blended the under 17 and 18 players and these players displayed an exciting individual flair. They equalized in the dying minutes of the game from a move that involved man-of-the-match Clive Kanyangarara, who had switched from the heart of defense to an attacking role in the left wing. He let a clean pass to captain Edison Gavari, whose defense splitting pass was met by the speedy Langton Mutambariko who intelligently laid a pass to Ezekiel Muringani to score on the second attempt after his initial effort was blocked by the impressive Busters goalkeeper Lesley Sithole. The match ended in a 1-all draw.
In a post match interview Busters coach Joseph Tembo said that the set of new uniform boosted his players’ confidence and moral.
His opposite number Doctor Zawa applauded the Busters players’ commendable discipline and their excellent mastery and execution of basic football skills.
A resident and football enthusiast Joseph Garise provided the players with refreshments.