10 July 2018
HARARE’S St John’s will host this year’s edition of the Conference for Heads of Independent Schools in Zimbabwe (CHISZ) U16 Soccer tournament.
The event, which is the fourth edition, will be held this Saturday where at least eight schools are expected to participate.
The teams participating include Peterhouse’s Boys School, St George’s College, Watershed College, Lomagundi College, Westridge, Midlands Christian College and the hosts.
Event coordinator Tichaona Moleni said their main thrust is to develop soccer in the country through such tournaments.
“This year’s tournament is being hosted by St John’s and it’s the fourth edition and all the schools have confirmed their participation.
“The aim of the tourney is promote development of soccer in the country starting from a junior level as well as impartation of life skills in order to build well rounded citizens,” said Moleni.
The tournament is being sponsored by leading clothing shop 4 May and a non-governmental organisation, Hope for Adolescents and Youths.
The upmarket clothing retail, 4 May, is not new to sports having been involved in the sponsoring of local cricket.
“4 May has always been dedicated to sponsoring sport. To us, it is a way of giving back to the community and it’s good for us since we are already involved in other sporting disciplines like cricket.
“The aim being to give opportunities to individuals, in this case the youngsters to showcase their talent,” said a spokesperson of 4 May
4 May is popular with trendy personalities, who include businessmen, politicians, celebrities and elite sportspersons.