Talen Vi­sion hon­ours play­ers in award cer­e­mony

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ricky Zililo Se­nior Sports Reporter

SOUTH­ERN Re­gion Di­vi­sion One Soc­cer League side Talen Vi­sion FC who fin­ished their de­but sea­son on po­si­tion six will hon­our their play­ers at an awards cer­e­mony to be held at Bulawayo’s Ho­tel St Patrick’s to­mor­row.

By fin­ish­ing on po­si­tion six, Talen Vi­sion earned a ticket to play in the in­au­gu­ral South­ern Re­gion Di­vi­sion One Soc­cer League’s end of sea­son Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Trukumb Min­ing En­ter­prises Top Eight tour­na­ment to be played next week.

Juma Phiri, the club’s manager said they will re­ward the Most Im­proved Player, the Top Goal Scorer and the Play­ers’ Player of the Year. At­tack­ing mid­fielder Ado­nis Ny­oni is the club’s first team top scorer with five goals.

Juma said they will also hon­our the best per­form­ing play­ers in their ju­nior ranks.

Talen Vi­sion had their Un­der-14, 16 and 18 teams com­pet­ing in the top tier of the Zifa Bulawayo Metropoli­tan Prov­ince’s Ju­nior League where they re­spec­tively fin­ished on po­si­tion six, 14 and 10.

“We’re hav­ing an end of year party at Ho­tel St Patrick’s on Satur­day af­ter­noon where we will hon­our our out­stand­ing play­ers from the ju­niors up to the first team which is in the First Di­vi­sion.

“The get-to­gether is also meant to cel­e­brate our year with some of the play­ers who will be leav­ing us to join other teams.

“We will also bid farewell to our play­ers who will soon leave the coun­try to at­tend tri­als in Europe,” said Phiri.

Four Talen Vi­sion play­ers — Mbekezeli Sibanda, Njab­ulo Mpofu, Tawanda Muchaya and un­her­alded 19-year-old Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo striker Patrick Kingambo Body — have been in­vited for tri­als at Slo­vakian topflight side FC Vion.

Sibanda, an at­tack­ing left-footed mid­fielder and de­fen­sive mid­fielder Mpofu are both 21 years old while Muchaya, who plays on the right side of mid­field, is 22. — @ZililoR

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