LM Auc­tion­eers tour­ney dates moved

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ngqwele Dube Sports Correspondent

THE LM Auc­tion­eers Cup slated for the sec­ond week­end of De­cem­ber has been moved to De­cem­ber 16 to make way for In­line Academy player Re­joice Kamp­fu­vuti’s wed­ding.

The event had De­cem­ber 9-11.

Lewis Muzhara, di­rec­tor of LM Ac­tion­eers, which is fund­ing the tour­ney, said Kamp­fu­vuti is one of the lo­cal foot­ball hero­ines who fea­tured reg­u­larly for the Mighty War­riors.

“I think it is only fair that we give the other girls an op­por­tu­nity to go and cel­e­brate with Re­joice be­cause it’s her big day. We felt it pru­dent to move the dates, but ev­ery­thing else is still in place and the tour­na­ment will now be held from 16-18 De­cem­ber,” said Muzhara.

He said they had set up a lo­cal or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee led by South­ern Re­gion chair­per­son Takundwa Chimundiya to han­dle prepa­ra­tions for the tour­na­ment they want held at the Bar­bour­fields Sta­dium out­side grounds.

Chimundiya, who is also the In­line man­ager, said they had started prepa­ra­tions and teams ear­marked for the tour­ney are Botswana sides Dou­ble Ac­tion and Town­ship Rollers, Harare-based teams Black Rhi­nos, Blue Swal­lows and Flame Lily, Chipem­bere from Gweru and the top two teams in the South­ern Re­gion League, In­line and Hearts of Oak.

A bud­get of $20 000 has been set aside for the tour­na­ment to cater for prizes, ac­com­mo­da­tion, and food and trans­port for par­tic­i­pat­ing teams. The LM Cup made its de­but in 2010, with the last edi­tion be­ing held in 2012. Bu­l­awayo-based New Or­leans won it twice, while Rhi­nos were the last team to clinch it in 2012.

Muzhara is an en­thu­si­ast of women’s foot­ball and has sup­ported the Mighty War­riors on many oc­ca­sions. He also trav­elled with the girls to the Rio Olympics in Brazil in Au­gust. — @rasmthembo ini­tially been set for

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