Allan Foti in Kezi
FORMER Highlanders players yesterday thrilled scores of Matobo District football lovers on their way to 3-0 victory over local side Nampabantu FC in a match organised by the Habakkuk Trust to commemorate Human Rights Day.
Two first-half goals by Chipo Tsodzo and Siza Khoza and a Siza Dube tap in were enough for the Bosso legends to stroll past their opponents.
The retired players provided their fans with entertaining football laced with the occasional nutmegs and back-heels. Midfield maestros Ronald Sibanda and Johannes Ngodzo enthralled the crowd showing off an array of passing skills that often left their opponents either watching the ball or looking for it.
In the first half the hosts appeared to have enough energy and skills to compete with heroes but soon fizzled out under the legends’ assault.
The match was part of a Sports Festival held under the theme “Stop trafficking now” at Mahetse Primary School in Ward 19. The legends team included Zenzo Moyo who also doubled as head coach and his assistant Amin Soma-Phiri alongside Sibanda, Peter Nkomo, Ngodzo, Dazzy Kapenya, Chipo Tsodzo, Wellington Sibanda, Blessing Gumiso and Gift Lunga (Junior) who captained the side.
Meanwhile, Bhalagwe beat Zamanyoni 30-15 to win the netball tournament of the festival. Habbakuk Trust chief executive Dumisani Nkomo applauded the legends for partnering with his organisation in community development through sport. He said he expected the association to continue for the foreseeable future. -@AllanFoti