Musona scores third goal of season
Mat-North rolls out $100k for YES festival set for Hwange
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