Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
WARRIORS striker Tino Kadewere on Sunday hosted a soccer tournament dubbed Kadewere Cup in his neighborhood of Highfield on Sunday.
The tournament saw 16 teams registering and participating in knock out and it is halfway through.
The last eight will meet to battle for the top prize this Sunday.
Chairman of the tournament Prosper Kadewere says the tournament is meant to bring back the love for football.
“Tino gave us new jerseys and 16 clubs affiliated and paid $100 as joining fees.
“We grouped them in four groups, two teams in each group qualified to the quarter finals that is Carlsberg FC, Dragons FC, Browns FC, Seedco FC, Mining & Rubber FC, Super City FC, Smart FC & Gas F.C.
“The quarter finals will be played on Sunday next week. We are going to give prize monies starting from quarter finals as agreed by councilors, losing quarter finals receiving $80 each (4 teams), also we are going to have 4th position $220, 3rd position $280, 2nd position $400 and 1st position $500 plus brand new soccer kits.”
“We are a football family and we thought we should also help others to showcase their talent.
“And you know kughetto ndiko kunobva bhora rese and that’s Tino’s area, so it’s also a way of giving back to the community.
“He is doing well so and we love football that’s why we thought of this tournament. This will be an annual thing as you know we also host the Onias Kadewere tournament every year.
“Football is also an escape route from many things and we would also want to nurture it from the grassroots,” he said.
“Tino is happy to be hosting this tournament and it’s a good initiative from him because he has donated jerseys and has been putting his money in the project to make it a success.
“And the way teams are interested excites us because it’s the first and already 16 teams showed up and it shows us how people are passionate about football.
“It’s our aim to have these kind of tournaments in other cities or maybe nationally, God willing.
“The finals are being played on Sunday and l just want to wish all the teams participating the best and may the best team win.”