THE 2015 National Association of Secondary Heads (Nash) athletics competitions roar into life today in the Lowveld town of Chiredzi.
The competitions draw all schools from Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces and will be held starting today and ending tomorrow at South Eastern College in Chiredzi.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Nash Masvingo provincial director Cuthbert Chuma said it was now all systems go to successfully host the event.
“We have covered a lot of ground to make sure that all technical aspects needed are in place. We have put in place modalities needed, although we are still appealing to the corporate world to chip in to make things easier for us to source prizes,” he said.
“We have, however, approached stakeholders and they indicated that they would help us. We will, however, give you the exact details as the competitions progress.”
Speaking at the same function. Masvingo provincial acting education director Dhiga Mandiudza, called for fairness and transparency and urged the hosts to shun age-cheating, which has plagued local athletics as well as sports in the country.
“You should avoid age-cheating and let deserving competitors take part. We need the true spirit of competitions where winners have to win fairly and losers lose with dignity, other than pointing a finger at you. It will be shameful if there is cheating,” he said.