ZWF moves to amend constitution

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Love­more Zi­gara in Gweru

THE Zim­babwe Wrestling Fed­er­a­tion (ZWF) has moved to amend its constitution in line with a Sports and Recre­ation Com­mis­sion (SRC) di­rec­tive to stream­line its ac­tiv­i­ties.

ZWF vice-pres­i­dent Tapiwa Masinire said the new constitution, set to be pre­sented to the SRC this week, has in­cor­po­rated all 15 styles of wrestling.

“We are just fi­nal­is­ing the process of amend­ing our constitution af­ter the min­is­te­rial di­rec­tive through the SRC that we should reg­u­larise our op­er­a­tions. Un­der the new constitution, we will bring to­gether all the 15 wrestling styles un­der the ZWF,” said Masinire.

“We re­ceived in­put from all the stake­hold­ers, in­clud­ing prov­inces, Naph and Nash and we hope to present the con­sti­tu­tional amend­ments to the SRC by the end of this week.”

Masinire said the lo­cal wrestling body was also work­ing on re­search to see whether the lo­cal game horse­play, com­monly known as chikudo, can also be in­cor­po­rated into wrestling styles and be recog­nised in­ter­na­tion­ally.

Mean­while, two Zim­bab­weans have been in­vited to take part in the Pal­ha­vani World Cham­pi­onships in Be­larus from Novem­ber 9-15. Pal­ha­vani is an Ira­nian wrestling style.

Black Rhi­nos’ Ad­mire Tag­wirei and 20-year-old Padding­ton Mashaire of Zororo Wrestling Club in Harare will rep­re­sent the coun­try at the cham­pi­onships. Masinire was con­fi­dent the duo will do well at the cham­pi­onships.

“These are the best wrestlers we have in this style of wrestling and are among the five wrestlers in the coun­try that have in­ter­na­tional wrestling li­cences and I have no doubt they will ac­quit them­selves well at the cham­pi­onships.”

The in­vi­ta­tion of the duo comes in the wake of Henry Muriri com­pet­ing in the Belt Wrestling cham­pi­onships in Kaza­khstan where he emerged in the top 10 — @lavuzi­gara1.

Wrestlers grap­ple with each other dur­ing train­ing in this fi­file pic­ture

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