Roy Mazingi Tournament Rakes In more Than 5600
The Roy Mazingi Memorial Cup held on Saturday at Mandava stadium managed to rake in more than $5 600 which will all go towards the Mazingi’s family.
The former Chapungu Goalkeeper died in January after a short illness.
The tournament was organised by his team Chapungu in honour of his tenure at the club.
Four teams FC Platinum, Shabanie FC, Chapungu United FC and newly promoted Nichrut all from Midlands participated in the tournament.
The event was graced by the Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Owen Ncube.
Chapungu FC spokesperson Mr Tawanda Zowa said they are happy to have raised such an amount of money for the upkeep of Mazingi’s family.
“We are very humbled by the support we got from the football lovers in the Midlands Province. They showed us overwhelming support and we are really grateful. FC Platinum donated $1500, Chapungu donated $1000 while Dumezweni Mawite Mpofu a businessman donated $500 bringing the total to $300.
“We managed to collect $2618.40 from the gate takings bringing the total to $5618.40. A land developer donated a food hamper to the Mazingi family”.
In the first round, Chapungu was walloped 4-1 by FC Platinum while Nichrut was beaten 4-1 by Shabanie FC.
FC Platinum won the tournament after beating the Chinda Boys 1-0 in the final. Cameroonian international Albert Eonde scored the only goal of the match in the 27th minute.
In his speech, Minister Ncube encourage football clubs to support junior players and help them realise their full potential.
“There is a need for football club to support junior players’ development. It is the new dispensation’s sports vision that sports be developed using community clubs,” said Minister Ncube.
The tournament presented a chance to the topflight teams in the Midlands province to fine-tune their performance before the commencing of the 2018 PSL season.