72 play­ers for pool tour­na­ment

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Geophrey Si­fani Sports Re­porter

BEIT­BRIDGE Ho­tel will be a hive of ac­tiv­ity this morn­ing when 72 pool play­ers from the bor­der town, Bu­l­awayo and Gwanda com­pete in an In­ter-As­so­ci­a­tion Sin­gles Tour­na­ment.

Don­ald Wadawu, the Bu­l­awayo Pool As­so­ci­a­tion mar­ket­ing and pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary said the com­pe­ti­tion is meant to im­prove the stan­dard of sport and mar­ket it.

He said Bu­l­awayo’s 24 rep­re­sen­ta­tives are raring to go hav­ing un­der­gone a two-week train­ing camp.

“We want to im­prove the qual­ity of the game in our re­gion and also im­prove play­ers’ per­for­mance dur­ing matches. This plat­form will al­low us as an as­so­ci­a­tion to catch the at­ten­tion of po­ten­tial spon­sors. Show­cas­ing the best tal­ent, at­tract­ing big­ger numbers is what spon­sors want and this is what we’re giv­ing them,” said Wadawu.

“As Bu­l­awayo, we’ve had in­ter­est­ing prepa­ra­tions and play­ers have built up quite an in­ter­est­ing com­pet­i­tive spirit and we hope to have an en­ter­tain­ing and thrilling week­end.”

Bu­l­awayo’s best, among them In­no­cent Nash, Paul Mu­tizo, Geshom Nash, Bruce Manyere, Joseph Ta­manikwa, Brian Dziko, Pros­per Murove, Costa Ta­manikwa and Quin­ton Rollo are ex­pected to make it into the top eight.

The Beit­bridge com­pe­ti­tion is the first of a tris­eries that the as­so­ci­a­tions are plan­ning with the next edi­tions set for Bu­l­awayo and Gwanda be­fore the end of the year.

Gwanda’s spokesman Adam Ka­mu­rai said they will not be pushovers.

“The play­ers are ea­ger and ready to play. We’ve a fairly young yet com­pet­i­tive squad that can com­pete against the re­gion’s best,” said Ka­mu­rai.

Team Gwanda will bank on Vusa Moyo, Won­der Joya, Priv­iledge Ncube and Lif­fody Shava to push them to vic­tory.

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