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BICA selects athletes for national finals

Story by Mthokozisi dube

THE newly-established Bulawayo Independent Colleges Association (BICA) has selected athletes who will represent the province in the national finals set for the 23rd of March in Chinhoyi.

The call of not leaving anyone behind in sports has found takers within BICA after the organisation held its first-ever athletics meeting at White City Stadium.

BICA secretary-general, Elliot Ndlovu said the platform is meant to expose promising talent for national team selection.

“It’s a big day and as BICA, we are jubilant about the whole event. You know when children are at school, they need to enjoy and showcase their talent. We are happy the government introduced the new curriculum which speaks to that. As you can see here, every child is excited about participating in these annual sports.”

Last year, the association came second in the national competitions and Ndlovu says they want to select athletes who will represent the province well in the athletics national finals.

“We are not ending here. Last year, we participated in the nationals. We are going to select the best team to represent us in the national finals.”

Working with the Bulawayo Athletics Board (BAB), officials from the independent colleges were empowered with officiating skills.

“We have been working well with BAB to get our officials up-skilled in terms of officiating skills. This will help us get the right talent from the selection process,” said BICA sports coordinator, Freedom Dube.

Educand Academy came first after garnering 14 gold medals and 10 silver medals. Enkanyisweni Technical College were second with a medal overhaul of 11 gold medals and 18 silver medals.

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