Pool league sets tone for recovery path

The Midlands Pool League has regrouped and set a roadmap to recover from its decade-long decline. Canada-based businessman, Molest Gaka, will soon be appointed patron.

Passmore Sadza Gutu
Passmore Sadza Gutu

Despite possessing some of the country’s best pool players like youthful star, Auxilia Munyengiwa, who scooped the National Black Label Tournament’s top accolade in 2012, and Mirriam Chinyamakobvu, who came second in the same competition last year, the provincial league has lagged behind due to sponsorship woes.

In what threatened the existence of the game in the province, no sponsor came on board to bankroll the actual league action in the last decade, save for few session tournaments. But the future looks hopeful.

Passmore Sadza Gutu, the league secretary-general, said the recovery path would be ignited by restructuring the game’s executive committee and the announcement of Gaka as maiden patron.

“The first step will be an Annual General Meeting on Saturday, where we will elect a new vibrant leadership to spearhead the recovery campaign. We will also be unveiling Gaka as the patron and because of his experience supported by connections abroad, we hope these two steps will herald the dawn of a new era for us,” said Gutu.

He said all 44 clubs in the league had confirmed attendance to witness the game make a step into the other side of life. “We are confident that if we put all our energies to this noble cause failure will not be an option.”

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