Byo Journos date NetOne staff

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Nkosilo­dumo Nde­bele Sports Re­porter

BU­L­AWAYO jour­nal­ists will ex­change their pens and note­books for soc­cer boots when they face mo­bile tele­coms com­pany, NetOne em­ploy­ees to­mor­row.

The match comes af­ter a kit do­na­tion made to the scribes’ team by NetOne last week.

The do­na­tion was handed over by In­for­ma­tion, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Tech­nol­ogy and Courier Ser­vices Min­is­ter Supa Mandi­wanzira.

“Jour­nal­ists ap­proached Min­is­ter Mandi­wandzira look­ing for a kit and Wi-Fi in­stal­la­tion at their lo­cal me­dia cen­tre and the min­is­ter obliged. It’s part of our cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity to as­sist in any way that we can,” said NetOne rep­re­sen­ta­tive Farai Mateka.

NetOne has a so­cial soc­cer team con­sist­ing its em­ploy­ees. The team is likely to face stiff com­pe­ti­tion from the scribes, who boast the ser­vices of stocky cap­tain Gib­son Mhaka, Fun­gai Mud­erere, Barnabus Masimba, Jef­fery Mu­vun­disi, In­no­cent Kurira, Nkosi­lathi “Sb­hijo” Sibanda, the com­bat­ive Du­misani Nsingo and new kid on the block Nkosilo­dumo Nde­bele. Mehluli Sibanda is set to lead from the front.

Vice-cap­tain Kudzai Musengi is set to pass a late fit­ness test.

“We fig­ured jour­nal­ists are al­ways busy chas­ing dead­lines, but also de­serve a chance to re­lax and un­wind and what bet­ter way to do that than play­ing foot­ball,” said Mateka.

The match will be played af­ter the launch of One Money, a NetOne mo­bile money ser­vice.

“The match will also be a way of cel­e­brat­ing a new NetOne prod­uct, so both ju­nior staff and se­nior man­age­ment will take part in the match,” he said.

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