The Sunday Mail
Langton Nyakwenda —
The Zimbabwe national senior women’s soccer team, the Mighty Warriors, dominated news throughout the week. Well-wishers formed a fundraising committee headed by Old Mutual senior official Mrs Lillian Mubaiwa and have been running around trying to raise US$300 000 for the Mighty Warriors’ trip to Cameroon.
In case some didn’t know, the history-making ladies qualified for the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations finals which will run from November 19 to December 3 in the West African country.
It is just under two weeks before the tournament kicks off and we pray that Mubaiwa and her team mobilise the necessary resources for our girls to go to Yaounde and compete well.
Let’s pray for the Mighty Warriors and let us support the girls.
Volleyball at Apostolic Games
Regarded as a minority sport or “other sports” in some sections, volleyball is thriving in the Apostolic Faith Mission as the sport thrilled at a gala held in Bulawayo last weekend.
Dubbed the Apostolic Games, the latest edition of the AFM sports gala attracted all AFM in Zimbabwe assemblies at Northline High School in the City of Kings and Queens.
Overseer Dr Clever Gomba has been conducting the sports festivals in the church’s Bulawayo North Province since June 2010. Dr Gomba developed the concept as a way of bringing diversity to youth programmes.
“The major objective of the Apostolic Games is to create an enabling environment for youth fellowship. To develop sports skills among the youth creates disciple and brotherhood among the youths and also to encourage and develop social skills. Youths from all AFM in Zimbabwe assemblies attended this event from as early as 7am till 5pm,” he said.
This year’s event attracted 20 teams across all disciplines, with AFM Enthumbane Assembly winning a gold medal in volleyball after some gruelling battles.
Bulawayo assemblies dominated the games as AFM Makokoba Shekinah, led by Reverend Lydia Tembo, were the overall winners in soccer.
AFM Mzilikazi Assembly won the netball competition.
“Throughout the years the event has attracted an average of 28 teams which are gathered from AFM Assemblies. Over the years thousands of young people attend the event to support their teams through singing and dancing.
“This year’s Apostolic Games were very exciting as teams from the high density dominated the games,” said the AFM youth leader.
PSL star now a madzibaba
Remember Tawanda Muyendi, or simply “Magwegwe” the nomadic but talented striker who has played for Shooting Stars, Lengthens, Chiredzi and Triangle among other clubs?
Known more for his off-field antics wherever he played, Muyendi is now a madzibaba. This columnist bumped into Muyendi last Sunday and the football star was dressed in white robes and held his crook in hand as he walked to church. God is great!
The young man says he has repented and will from now onwards follow the Almighty. Remember the story we carried of former boxing champion Arifonso Zvenyika’s stunning transformation? Well Muyendi has another one to tell.
Watch this space for more details.
Anglican’s Super 8 stalls
The Harare Anglican Diocese Super 8 Cup, which was supposed to explode at various centres last weekend, failed to take off.
We will provide the reason in our next issue.
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