Angli­cans form foot­ball team

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Takudzwa Chit­siga Sports Reporter

IN A bid to pro­mote their ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tion to be lo­cated in Mashona­land East, the Anglican Church in Zim­babwe has formed a foot­ball team that will be com­pet­ing in the Mashona­land East Divi­sion Two League.

The Anglican team will be un­der the guid­ance of Lawrence Nyarumwe, a for­mer Sha­banie Mine as­sis­tant coach, and Basil Makoni.

The team is ex­pected to kick-start the 2019 sea­son on a high note as they want to quickly get pro­moted to Divi­sion One by 2020 sea­son.

Speak­ing to The Her­ald the team’s chairman, Jonh Remba, said they will be hold­ing tri­als to have at least 28 play­ers who will do the job this sea­son.

“We are hold­ing tri­als and want to get 28 play­ers for now as we look for­ward to have early prepa­ra­tions be­fore the new sea­son starts.

“The mo­tive is to keep our youths busy with sport and stay away from drugs and al­co­hol abuse. The team is owned by the church with the sit­ting bishop as the pa­tron of the club.

“We in­tend to have 70 per­cent Angli­cans and at least 30 per­cent who can come from any other con­gre­ga­tions. The head of tech­ni­cal team is Nyarumwe, who will be as­sisted by Basil Makoni, who is a CAF ref­eree.

“Our mis­sion is to play in the topflight in the next two sea­sons or so with our im­me­di­ate task be­ing to make sure that we qual­ify for Divi­sion One,” said Remba.

Remba also ex­plained why they are af­fil­i­ated to Mashona­land East

“We are af­fil­i­ated to Mashona­land East mainly be­cause it was en­vis­aged that by now our univer­sity will be open and we would use the fa­cil­i­ties. As of now we have con­cluded that we will use Green­dale Sports Club as our home ground,” added Remba.

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