Madoro to rep­re­sent Man­i­ca­land at na­tional ta­ble ten­nis tour­ney

The Manica Post - - Sport - Fun­gayi Mun­y­oro Sports Cor­re­spon­dent

MUTARE ta­ble ten­nis ju­nior player Trust Madoro’s star con­tin­ues to rise with the nine-year- old set to rep­re­sent Man­i­ca­land at the Mash East ta­ble ten­nis na­tional tour­na­ment tomorrow (Satur­day) at Win­wood Col­lege in Ruwa.

Madoro had a bril­liant out­ing at the just ended Shum­bas sports gala as he claimed the boys’ Un­der 10 and 12 ti­tles last Satur­day.

He is the coun­try’s top seed in the Un­der-10 cat­e­gory and is ranked sev­enth in the Un­der-12 cat­e­gory.

Madoro said he is hop­ing to con­tinue with the good form in the Mash East tour­na­ment.

He also said he is it is not go­ing to be a stroll in the park.

“It is a very im­por­tant tour­na­ment to me. I know it is not go­ing to be easy to win but I have con­fi­dence that I will make it. Last week­end, I won two gold medals which is an in­di­ca­tion that I am not just go­ing there to add up num­bers but to com­pete. Be­ing the coun­try’s and provin­cial top player gives me con­fi­dence,” he said.

His coach and fa­ther Ku­dak­washe Madoro was full of praise for the up­com­ing player.

He said he played ac­cord­ing to in­struc­tions.

“I am very happy with my son’s achieve­ments. I in­tro­duced him to the game when he was very young and he has grown up to be the na­tional champion. It is an hon­our to me as a fa­ther and coach.

“The jour­ney to the top has not been easy. I have to pro­vide him with trans­port, food, ac­com­mo­da­tion, af­fil­i­a­tion fee, sport­ing at­tire and equip­ment ev­ery time he goes for tour­na­ments,” he said.

Madoro, who has proved that he is the next big thing in ta­ble ten­nis, has won sev­eral ac­co­lades and ear­lier on this month, he won a gold medal at the Prince Ed­ward High School Ta­ble Ten­nis Open Tour­na­ment.

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