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Gold medal-winning wheelchair tennis player seeks sponsorship

Kimberly Kusauka

Disability does not mean inability for 21-year-old Masvingo Wheelchair Tennis Association (MWTA) tennis player Frank Musa who appeals for well-wishers to help him realize his dream of playing on the international scene.
The gold medalist Musa said he is looking for a sponsorship package that will help cater for all the expenses incurred when playing at international tournaments.
Muza boasts of a career experience spanning for a decade after he started playing wheelchair tennis in 2010 before participating at the 2012 Danhiko Paralympic games in Harare where he won a silver medal and played in Mutare where he got a gold medal in the same year.
Muza said so far he has played six games where he won four gold medals and two silver medals and was supposed to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games that were suspended due to Covid-19.
“So far I played six games, of which four are gold medals while two are silver medals. I was supposed to participate in the Paralympic games in Tokyo, Japan last year but games were called off because of Covid-19 pandemic,” said Musa.
The talented tennis player vowed not to be fazed when playing on the international scene should the opportunity be presented.
“I am not afraid to play the game even in a foreign land, the game is in my blood but for now I am pleading with any well-wishers to help me secure rackets and a wheelchair for training,” said Musa.
He also said he holds an Ordinary Level certificate with average passes since he always focused on sports.
“I wrote my ‘O’ Levels but the results did not come out well since it is difficult for someone talented especially in sport and arts to pass with bright colors in academics,” said Musa.
Musa is the last born in a family of five where there are two girls and three boys and their parents separated.
MWTA coach Gundai Hondo said Musa is talented and was supposed to represent the nation at the Paralympic games in Japan after he won a gold medal in Danhiko Paralympic games played in Harare.
“Musa is a talented boy and I have trained him since he was a little boy. He has proven to be the best and was supposed to represent the nation in 2020 Paralympic games which were supposed to be played in Japan but were disturbed by Covid-19.
“We are pleading with well-wishers to sponsor him with money so that he gets all the equipment he needs for his training as he wish to play as an individual in international games to display his talent,” said Hondo.

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