Government commended for allowing sport to resume

FOOTBALL fans in Zvishavane, one of the towns hosting Chibuku Super Cup games, are delighted that the game is resuming despite the games being played behind closed doors.
Whether they will be watching on TV or listening on radio what matters to them is that local football is back.
Morale should be high within the FC Platinum camp with the players expected to be back in training this Thursday.
“As Fc platinum we are happy for the return of football action. We are using the games as preparation for the CAF Champions league. As usual our camp will see the players undergoing covid-19 test,” said Chido Chizondo, FC Platinum media liaison officer.
FC platinum will be hoping to rediscover their winning formula after they were stunned in their last match by fellow platinum side, Ngezi, who came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory.
The decision by Government to allow football to resume has excited soccer fans in Bulawayo who have pledged to remain vigilant in complying with COVID-19 regulations.
Despite the game being played in empty stadia, football followers in the country’s second largest city have commended Government for allowing the beautiful game to resume.
“The announcement that local soccer will spring into action has ignited hopes that we will see our boys in action, we are looking to retain the Chibuku Super Cup with Bosso,” said one football fan.
“Watching international matches while our home teams are not performing was not nice, this has been a good decision by cabinet which shows that sports is also valued,” said another.
“We need entertainment like soccer especially during lockdowns. Now we will have something to look forward to during weekends,” echoed another one.
Chicken Inn Secretary General Tavengwa Hara and Southern Region Sports Journalists Association –SPOJA chairperson Lovemore Dube welcomed government’s decision highlighting that football is now being taken as a serious business in the country.
“For many soccer is a profession, it is an enterprising exercise, we are glad that government took that into perspective. As clubs this is an opportunity to be ambassadors of COVID-19 compliance so that we are not stopped again,” observed Hara.
“As sports writers we feel that football has been given its rightful status. The last long break so many clubs struggling to manage fitness and injuries,” said Dube.
The Chibuku Super Cup will again take centre stage after Chicken Inn and Highlanders made a statement of intent in Group Two, with Bosso aiming to retain the trophy.

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