CHEMHANZA High School of Mashonaland East and Chidyamakono of Masvingo retained their titles in the Copa Coca-Cola Schools Under-16 boys and Under-17 girls’ categories respectively, in the final matches played at Gwanzura Stadium yesterday.
Chemhanza defeated Oriel of Harare 2-0 while Chidyamakono beat St Francis 1-0.
Primrose Musiiwa was the hero for Chidyamakono with her goal deciding the contest against a fighting St Francis. For Chemhanza, it was Tatenda Tumba who was the star-of-the show with his mesmerising skills and was involved in the both goals as the defending champions overpowered Oriel High.
Tumba, who was voted the best player and midfielder of the tournament won the free-kick that was converted by Kelvin Dube and his reverse, or rather, a no-look pass, freed Takudzwa Chiwerenga for the team’s second goal.
A dream team of 20 players each in both the girls and the boys’ categories was selected by a panel of journalists after the tournament. The boys team selected will go for a camp in Kenya later in the year while the girls will make the Zimbabwe team that will compete at the Cossasa Games in Zambia next month.
Player of the tournament: Tatenda Tumba (Chemhanza)
Midfielder of the tournament: Tatenda Tumba
Best defender: Takaedza Mazhuwarara (Mukondwa)
Best goalkeeper: Tinashe Nyabanga (Oriel)
Player of the tournament: Buhle Zulu (Magwegwe)
Goalkeeper of the tournament: Sophia Mlambo (Chidyamakono)
Top goalscorer: Lauren Nyangalo (St Francis)
Fair play team (Boys): Mzilikazi
Fair play Team (Girls): Gato
Boys: Tinashe Nyabanga (Oriel), Munyaradzi Kaviya (Chemhanza), Takaedza Mazhuwarara (Mukondwa), Mathew Jack (Oriel), Takudzwa Nyambo (Mutare Boys), Tapiwa Mutandwa (Mukondwa), Tapiwa Mukazi (Churchill), Tatenda Tumba (Chemhanza), Mavin Sibanda (Mzingwane), Gift Lunga Jnr (Mzilikazi), Thulani Mbava (Chemhanza), Tinashe Vandira (Chemhanza), Courage Mandiveyi (Pamushana), Paddy Nyamupepera (Vimbai), Ishmael Chaminuka (Pamushana), Dion Zhuwakinyu (Mukondwa), Brilliant Ncube (Mzingwane), Shingirai Mhenyu (Oriel), Takudzwa Madziva (Pamushana), Shadreck Nyahwa (Mzilikazi)
Girls: Angeline Mudambanuki (Nyamaruru), Buhle Zulu (Magwegwe), Nyaradzo Chifamba (Chidyamakono), Tendai Chirimuuta (Sodbury), Patience Muchemwa (Roosevelt), Enviolata Bangamuseve (Vainona), Zandile Maibva (Chidzikwe), Mitchel Ngwenya (Magwegwe), Grace Kazembe (Sodbury), Priviledge Mutasa (St Francis), Greata Bande (Vainona), Thubelihle Ndlovu (Muzimuni), Sibusisiwe Ncube (Magwegwe), Sibotshiwe Foshoro (St Francis), Sesedzai Mutema (Chidyamakono), Mercy Marowa (Vainona), Methembe Ndlovu (Muzimuni), Ziviso Mhike (Chidzikwe), Lauren Nyangalo (St Francis), Fiona Kabora (St Francis).