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Invincible Lithium Boys defend Chief Marozva Trophy

                             

  Kudakwashe Machako (left) and Chief Marozva (right) hand over the trophy to the Bikita Minerals captain

Clayton Shereni
Bikita Minerals
Social Soccer League Team successfully defended the Chief Marozva Trophy after defeating
Mufuka 4-0 in the final match played at Lithium Stadium on Sunday last week.
Popularly known
as Lithium Boys, Bikita Minerals walloped Mangondo 6-1 in the semi-finals. The first
round of the matches were played on October 17 at Pamushana High School.
In the other
semi-final, Mufuka edged Pamushana High School 1-0 to book a place in the finals
where they played and lost to Bikita Minerals.
The winning team
showed class as they netted four goals with no reply from their competitors to
be crowned champions of the 2018 Chief Marozva Trophy.
Bikita Minerals coach
Lambert Mashoko coach applauded his boys for what he called a superb show.
“The boys
played well. They were fantastic but of course it was not easy. Hard work and
consistency ultimately paid off and we emerged victorious,” said Mashoko.
In the netball
category of the tournament, competition was very tight with teams at all stages
exhibiting good performances throughout.
It was however
last year’s winners Gombo who carried the day by beating Pamushana 41-22 in the
semis to book a place in the finals while Nyika eliminated Bikita South by a
33-16 margin.
The finals saw
fan favorite Nyika beating Gombo by a 29-23 score while in the third and fourth
play-offs, Pamushana won 21-8 against Bikita South.
The tournament
was incepted in 2015 as a community project for teams that fall under the
jurisdiction of Chief Marozva but has since expanded to include teams from the
whole Bikita district.
Top three teams
in the soccer and netball category walked away with monetary prizes while the
champions were further awarded with floating trophies and certificates.
This year’s
edition of the tournament was held under the theme ‘Building Better Communities
Through Sport’.

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