Humphrey Chig­wedere on Haz pres­i­dency

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

HOCKEY As­so­ci­a­tion of Zim­babwe (Haz) pres­i­dent Humphrey Chig­wedere is still con­tem­plat­ing whether or not to run for another term in elec­tions set for later this month at Chisip­ite High School in Harare. All posts will be up for grabs in the as­so­ci­a­tion. Chig­wedere said he will only be in a po­si­tion to de­cide in the next few days when nom­i­na­tions for posts open.

“One also has to be nom­i­nated, which is the most crit­i­cal thing, but at the mo­ment I re­ally have to say that I have not made up my mind whether to con­test or not,” said Chig­wedere.

The Haz elec­tions come at a time when the as­so­ci­a­tion is pre­par­ing for the Un­der-21 World Cup that will be held from Novem­ber 24 to De­cem­ber 4 in San­ti­ago, Chile.

A num­ber of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties have been lined up, with a Septem­ber 23 Golf Day set to cap the ac­tiv­i­ties where an en­vis­aged $20 000 will be raised. The gov­ern­ment has also been ap­proached for as­sis­tance.

“Of­fi­cials from the Min­istry of Sport and Recre­ation have since asked us to pro­vide them with our bud­get, which they will have a look into. We had ac­tu­ally done that long back through the Sports and Recre­ation Com­mis­sion, but I don’t know what hap­pened to the doc­u­ment,” said Chig­wedere.

The hockey head said in terms of ac­tual tech­ni­cal prepa­ra­tions by the team, they were hop­ing to go into camp a week be­fore de­par­ture for Chile, with all the lo­cally-based play­ers as well as those based in South A fr ica ex­pected to be in camp.

“Ou r ini­tial plan was to have a camp base in Cape Town and Brazil to ac­cli­ma­tise be­cause the Chilean weather is the same as the two places, but funds don’t per­mit us,” Chig­wedere said. Zim­babwe will be­gin its quest for World Cup glory with a match against the United States of Amer­ica on Novem­ber 24 in Pool A. They are to­gether with Korea Repub­lic and de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons The Nether­lands for the fi­nals that will fea­ture 16 teams. The Tr­ish Davi­escoached young girls will play their sec­ond game the next day against Korea Repub­lic be­fore wrap­ping up their group matches against The Nether­lands on Novem­ber 27. — @ skhu­moyo2000

Humphrey Chig­wedere

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.