Harare-based teams stole the limelight in the recently held handball games hosted at Masvingo Polytechnic.
In the men’s category, Ajax from the capital won the Gold medals followed by Manyame Falcons who scooped Silver medals and in third position were Harare City.
The host province’s Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) came out fourth.
In the ladies category, Manyame Sparrows from Harare again settled for Gold while in second position on Silver medals was Harare City and Bulawayo Handball Club won the Bronze medals. In fourth position were Hawks all the way from Mashonaland West province.
Masvingo Handball Board Provincial Chairperson Chirikure Hatifitose expressed appreciation to all those involved in ensuring the tournament was a success before praising GZU though they failed to come out tops on the medals list.
“I want to thank Masvingo Handball Board Executive members for a job well done. Without their sacrifice and commitment, the tournament was going to be very difficult. Special thanks to Rose Rugweda (provincial vice chair), Musana Chirikure (provincial secretary general from Gutu), team work is very important. As well special thanks go to Tafara Muzvidziwa for the logistics.
“Great Zimbabwe University was on fire and played exciting handball. I was impressed with their level of play where some of the team players are my coaching products. I am the one who groomed and coached them at Masvingo Christian College, so I was happy to see them showcasing their talent. The players are Brian Bradley Masendu, Aleck Manyenyawapo, Nobukhosi Moyo, Precious Musundire and Amanda Machinda, I wish them all the best at ZUSA games in Harare,” said Hatifitose.
He also said they have introduced handball at Junior High School.
“We introduced handball at Junior High School this week after Masvingo Open Season Tournament. Next time when we organise a similar tournament, we will also witness Junior High learners showcasing their talent.
“At Junior, we do not just fly but we soar for excellence in everything we do. So I promise you to watch the space. The best is possible and we will be unstoppable,” added Hatifitose.