Mu­sona scores third goal of sea­son

Mat-North rolls out $100k for YES fes­ti­val set for Hwange

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sports - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter Leonard Ncube in Vic­to­ria Falls

WAR­RIORS’ tal­is­man Knowl­edge Mu­sona scored his third goal the sea­son for his Bel­gian side KV Oos­tende when they reg­is­tered a 2-1 win over Waasland-Bev­eren at week­end.

The for­mer Kaizer Chiefs’ hitman struck in the 17th minute as his side cruised to a 2-0 lead by the 20th minute.

The three points gained pro­pelled KV Oos­tende to fourth place on the ta­ble, but cru­cially just a point be­hind lead­ers Sport­ing Chaleroi.

Mu­sona leads the War­riors’ strike­force in the last To­tal Africa Cup of Na­tions qual­i­fier against Guinea in Con­akry on Sun­day.

In the Nether­lands, Mar­velous Nakamba, who is now a reg­u­lar at Vitesse, was at his usual best, but it was not enough to earn them max­i­mum points, as they shared the spoils at home with Utrecht to take their points tally to seven. They, how­ever, re­main within reach of the lead­ing pack.

There was a 62nd inclusion for for­mer Harare City winger Si­las Son­gani when the MATABELELAND North prov­ince has set a bud­get of $100 000 for this year’s Na­tional Youth Ed­u­ca­tion through Sport (YES) fes­ti­val to be held in Hwange in De­cem­ber.

The lo­cal or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee (Loc) has been busy, with a num­ber of meet­ings as prepa­ra­tions gather mo­men­tum.

The Loc chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Burzil Dube said De­cem­ber 1-5 are the pro­vi­sional dates for the fes­ti­val at which each of the 10 prov­inces is ex­pected to bring five Un­der-15 teams in three dis­ci­plines, netball, soc­cer and vol­ley­ball.

“We have set De­cem­ber 1-5 as pro­vi­sional dates and Hwange Col­liery fa­cil­i­ties will be used as venues,” said Dube.

“We have iden­ti­fied a school to use as a com­mand cen­tre, but we can’t men­tion it now since we are still en­gag­ing au­thor­i­ties. We will use the oc­ca­sion as a barom­e­ter to pre­pare for the Youth Games next year. We are look­ing at a bud­get of $100 000 for the event and we are very op­ti­mistic we will meet our tar­get be­cause Matabeleland North is one of the rich­est prov­inces in terms of re­sources,” said Dube.

Last year’s YES Games he was in­tro­duced for Marc Ped­er­sen, but Son­der­jyske could only man­age a point against Es­b­jerg. The Den­mark side though has been peren­nial rel­e­ga­tion can­di­dates. The Zim­babwe duo play­ing in Swe­den had mixed for­tunes as Tino Kadewere’s Djur­gar­den won 2-1 at home to Ge­fle, while Mathew Rusike’s Hels­ing­borg lost 2-0 on the road to IFK Gote­borg. Both play­ers were taken out in the 64th and 61st min­utes re­spec­tively, Kadewere be­ing re­placed by Alexan­der Falt­se­tan, while Rusike made way for Li­nas Hal­lenious. — @ skhu­moyo2000 were held in Chin­hoyi, Mashona­land West, and this cul­mi­nated in the re­cent Youth Games in the same prov­ince. Dube said they would ap­proach the cor­po­rate world to raise the money, as well as un­der­take fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. “We are hope­ful of get­ting sup­port from the cor­po­rate world and as you may know, our pa­tron the Matabeleland North Pro­vin­cial Af­fairs Min­is­ter Cain Math­ema is very sup­port­ive,” said Dube. He said the Loc had set up a tech­ni­cal team that is go­ing around schools iden­ti­fy­ing tal­ent for the event. The YES Games’ pur­pose is to im­part life skills to youths through sport and is an­chored on three com­po­nents, Sport, Peer Ed­u­ca­tion and Com­mu­nity projects. The three com­po­nents have an equal weight­ing in the com­pe­ti­tions for the ul­ti­mate re­sult of the win­ning teams, with points awarded on an equal ba­sis. — @ ncubeleon

Knowl­edge Mu­sona cel­e­brat­ing with team mate

Burzil Dube

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