Chief Nekatambe comes to Hot Spur Leop­ards’ res­cue

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Fair­ness Moy­ana Hwange Cor­re­spon­dent

CHIEF Nekatambe has come to the res­cue of Zifa Mata­bele­land North Di­vi­sion Two side Hot Spurs Leop­ards FC from Dete, which has been fac­ing var­i­ous chal­lenges among them sport­ing kit, by do­nat­ing a full set of soc­cer kit val­ued at $600.

Pre­sent­ing the do­na­tion at Rayl­ton Sports club in Dete re­cently, Chief Nekatambe said he was a pas­sion­ate sup­porter of sports and be­lieved that it is able to de­velop not only in­di­vid­u­als but com­mu­ni­ties when given the proper sup­port.

“This ges­ture is part of my ef­fort and am­bi­tion to pro­mote sport par­tic­u­larly soc­cer in my area. Gone are the days when we looked to Hwange FC as the only team that will rep­re­sent the district in the top flight league but we have tal­ent here as well that sim­ply needs to be har­nessed,” said Chief Nekatambe.

He called on other stake­hold­ers to con­trib­ute to­wards promotion of ru­ral sport.

“There is a lot of un­tapped tal­ent in the ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties but what is lack­ing is ex­po­sure. I call upon stake­hold­ers to play a role in as­sist­ing gov­ern­ment in pro­mot­ing sport in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties. The de­vel­op­ment of sport will en­sure em­ploy­ment cre­ation be­sides a healthy na­tion,” the Chief said.

He ap­pealed for dis­ci­pline amongst play­ers to avoid at­tract­ing un­nec­es­sary neg­a­tive at­ten­tion and added that he was in the process of or­gan­is­ing an awards gala to cel­e­brate and pro­mote soc­cer in the district.

Chief Nekatambe has been play­ing an in­stru­men­tal role in as­sist­ing the team with fuel to travel for their fix­tures within the prov­ince.

The team chair­man, Jobe Ng­wenya, said the do­na­tion had come at an op­por­tune time as they only had one uni­form.

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