CITY Academy are on the move again.
They will take part in a three-day tournament organised by the Provincial Football Association of Manica in Chimoio from tomorrow to Sunday.
The Academy managed to secure partnerships with Petex Branding, Yum Yum and Multiplus Electricals, who are sponsoring the trip.
City Academy have toured neighbouring countries and Europe.
They have established relationships with top clubs like Manchester City in England, Juventus in Italy, Barcelona in Spain, and Ajax in the Netherlands.
In July, the Academy is scheduled for a trip for the Portugal Ibercup tournament, which is regarded as one of the best developmental tournaments in the world.
Director Agripa Guti said:
“Our target is to raise the Zimbabwean flag high and show that we have talent in Zimbabwe. Our expectations are to bring the trophy home.
“We would like to thank everyone, who has come forward to partner with us including Petex Branding, Multiplus Electricals and Yum Yum for assisting us on this journey since most of our kids are underprivileged and vulnerable.”
“As an organisation, we believe in enriching the lives of our young generation. Most young boys and girls are succumbing to drugs and substance abuse, prostitution in a bid to escape the harsh realities of life.
“Many have a deep passion for sport and have dreams of pursuing football as a career but they fail to achieve that due to lack of proper funding.
“That being the case, we have decided to bridge that gap by offering support to football academies like City Academy so that every child gets an equal opportunity to chase their dreams besides their background and financial status,” said Elizabeth Mukabeta of Petex Branding.
Multiplus Electrical representative, Tendai Guidence Mudariki, said:
“The tournament in Mozambique presents an exciting opportunity to empower and equip the juniors in several ways.
“It allows them to develop their sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership skills, as they will be competing in a new and challenging environment.”