Youth Day tourney for Mawabeni Mawabeni FC

Sports Reporter

AS the nation celebrates the 2024 Robert Mugabe International Youth Day on February 21, youths in Mawabeni in Matabeleland South will be commemorating the day on the football pitch.

A Youth Day tournament has been organised for Mawabeni in what promised to be an exhilarating day filled with fun on and off the field of play.

The event dubbed “Adachi Football Tournament” is pencilled to take place at Mawabeni grounds and will feature the ambitious ZIFA Southern Region Division One side Adachi FC alongside Mawabeni FC and Super Strikers FC.

Adachi is under the stewardship of the legendary Johannes “The General” Ngodzo and will field two teams at the tournament.

The matches that will be played include Adachi A facing Adachi B in the tournament opener at 11 am before Mawabeni face off against Super Strikers in the afternoon, starting at 1 pm. The final is pencilled for 3 pm. One of the tournament organizers, Mbesuma Nkomazana said the event will be a perfect opportunity for youngsters to showcase their talent while also celebrating the holiday in a good way.

He added that they are expecting a fun-filled day with entertaining football.

“It’s good for these upcoming youngsters to be given a platform to showcase their talent and what they are capable of doing and that’s why we decided to have this tournament.

“The football season is starting soon and therefore players need to keep fit and stay in shape. It’s going to be an entertaining day filled with high-quality football and loads of entertainment. It will be the perfect way for youths in and around Mawabeni,” said Nkomazana.

He urged all football enthusiasts not just only from Mawabeni but from all over to grace the event and commemorate the Youth Day in style.

Last year, Adachi and Mawabeni came close to taking things a step further with the former eying the top flight while the latter had their eyes set on playing Division One football.

They will be hoping that the tournament will also get them in shape.

The upcoming tournament will also be the perfect opportunity to showcase the talent in Mawabeni.

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