Sports associations prepare for the resumption of competitive action

By Anashe Murombedzi

THE green light given to various sports codes to prepare for international assignments has given hope to the sector for the resumption of competitive action on the domestic scene.

There is a renewed sense of hope in the local sports sector after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) allowed various teams and athletes to prepare for their respective international assignments.

With the Zimbabwe Ladies Golf Union Open Strokeplay Championships set to tee off on the 27th of this month, Zimbabwe Golf Association President, Mufaro Chivonivoni is confident of a bright future.

“Naturally we are pleased that we have been given the approval to resume limited golfing activities.

“At the moment the clubs are still doing their preparation for reopening and we’re expecting the next day or two that the majority of the golf clubs would have reopened and resume golfing activities,” said Mufaro Chivonivoni, Zimbabwe Golf Association President.

Also excited about what the future holds for local sport is Harare Hornets City chairman, Sunny Mbofana with Basketball having gone for almost two years without competitive action.

“It is a very good direction and as the basketball union we are happy, we have been away for more than a year now and I’ll tell you this it is a very good development for Basketball.

” We have heard some of our people going into drugs and attacking our society so going back to the game we all love it’s the best from where I stand,” said Sami Mbofana, Harare City Hornets Chairman.

Other sporting disciplines that were given the green light to prepare for various international tournaments include the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) with the men and women’s sevens teams preparing competitions set for August, September and November.

In football, FC Platinum and Black Rhinos Queens are preparing for the CAF competitions, while the Women’s Cricket team prepares for a one-day match series and T20 encounters.