By Jerold Sasa
Former footballers have pledged to work towards talent identification to improve the standard of the game in the country.
Dynamos legends, Elvis Chuchu Chiweshe, David Mandigora and Eddie Mashiri were the star attractions at the launch of the TinMac Foundation Sports tournament in Wedza South at the weekend.
“As soccer greats and coaches, we are always available to play our part in identifying talent at grassroots level to improve the standard of our game,” said Elvis Chiweshe, a Dynamos legend.
Area legislator and tournament sponsor, Honourable Tino Machakaire, who is also the Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation spoke on his passion for talent identification.
“I will continue to support this tournament so that young talent has platform to excel.”
Government is also in full support of such initiatives.
“This is a good platform for our young people to showcase their talent and they need to be supported,” the Minister of ICT and Courier Services, Honourable Jenifan Muswere said.
“As a province, we are in full support of this initiative,” said Mashonaland East Minister of State and Devolution, Cde Aplonia Munzverengwi.
The Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities, Cde Daniel Garwe, said there is need to establish facilities which will be used for talent identification.
The sports tournament which is in its second edition could not be held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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