Youth Games preview


BULAWAYO Metropolitan Province men’s football team will be searching for their first victory when they clash with Harare in the Zimbabwe National Youth Games which continue today.

sukoluhle Mthethwa
Sports Reporter

Athletes took a break while attending the Youth Conference at the Large City Hall yesterday.
Action is expected to continue this morning in all sport disciplines.

Bulawayo men’s football team under the tutelage of former Warriors striker Agent Sawu, were held to a 2-2 by Matabeleland South on Monday in a Pool A competition before playing a 1-1 draw with the Midlands on Tuesday.

Later, Bulawayo will clash with Matabeleland North while the Midlands entertain Harare today.
In other matches, Matabeleland North will clash with Matabeleland South, Masvingo meet Mashonaland East, Manicaland have a date against Mashonaland Central.

In women’s section Matabeleland South will clash with the Midlands, Matabeleland North take on Mashonaland Central, Matabeleland South will face Matabeleland North while the Midlands will face Harare.

The semi-finals will be played tomorrow.
In athletics, Mashonaland East will hope to maintain their stay at the top of the log table when action continues at the National
University of Science and Technology.

Going into today’s action Mashonaland East are top of the log table with two gold, two silver and two bronze while the Midlands and defending champions Harare have bagged five medals each.

However, the Midlands have two gold, one silver and two bronze while Harare have three silver and two bronze, with Manicaland having bagged two gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

Masvingo have one silver and one bronze while hosts Bulawayo have only one gold and a silver.
Mashonaland Central and Matabeleland South have one gold each. Mashonaland West have one bronze while Matabeleland North are yet to collect a single medal.

The women’s triple jump, hammer, 110m hurdles, 200m women and men’s, are some of the finals events lined up for today.
In netball, Pool A log leaders Bulawayo will meet Mashonaland West, Matabeleland South meet Matabeleland North, Masvingo entertain Mashonaland Central, Matabeleland North return to action against Manicaland while Pool B log leaders Harare have a date against the Midlands.

The games continue tomorrow while the first semi-final and second netball semi-final will also be played tomorrow.
Basketball action will continue with Manicaland facing Mashonaland Central, Bulawayo play Mashonaland East, Mashonaland Central date Mashonaland West, the Midlands clash with Matabeleland North while Harare and Masvingo as well as Matabeleland South meet the Midlands to wrap up today’s action in the women’s section.