Mat North to con­test darts champs

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

MATA­BELE­LAND North will for the first time take part in the Na­tional Darts As­so­ci­a­tion of Zim­babwe (Ndaz) na­tional closed darts cham­pi­onships that be­gin in Gweru to­mor­row.

The cham­pi­onships will be held at Thorn­hill High School up to Au­gust 9.

“This time around we are hav­ing debu­tants, Mata­bele­land North, who have con­firmed par­tic­i­pa­tion and have al­ready sent us their team lists with two men’s teams of seven play­ers and a sin­gle ladies’ team of five play­ers. We are en­cour­aged as the Ndaz lead­er­ship be­cause it now means all our 10 prov­inces now play darts,” said Ndaz pres­i­dent Mey­nard Moyo.

The Harare banker said 171 men and 63 ladies will bat­tle it out for the var­i­ous in­di­vid­ual and team ac­co­lades that will be on of­fer.

Mashona­land West will be the team to beat in both the team and in­di­vid­ual du­els. They have one of the best play­ers in the coun­try vet­eran David Nyemba, who has man­aged to stand his ground against stiff chal­lenges from other ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers. Mid­lands has also been a force in the ladies sec­tion.

Moyo praised the pro­fes­sional be­hav­iour ex­hib­ited by play­ers dur­ing ma­jor tour­na­ments, such as the Easter Hol­i­days and Heroes cham­pi­onships.

“I must com­mend our play­ers for the pro­fes­sion­al­ism that they have been show­ing and hope that it con­tin­ues that way. It is such be­hav­iour that has seen us con­vince schools to come on board, as the game of darts is now in their cur­ricu­lum,” said Moyo. — @skhu­moyo2000

Mey­nard Moyo

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