Tsunga on sports promotion drive

Arnold Tsunga, the Dangamvura-Chikanga Member of Parliament who is also in the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, says the committee will identify sporting disciplines that have been doing well over the years and promote them at national level.

Arnold Tsunga.
Arnold Tsunga.

He said this was a drive meant to raise the country’s profile at international level, adding that the committee intended to address the challenges facing various sporting disciplines in the country.

“We will identify and develop excelling sports and work towards improving them to increase our participation at international level,” said Tsunga, a former defender for the former trailblazing PSL outfit, Tanganda United, who won the prestigious Castle Cup in 1993 and Mutare United.

“We have held meetings and agreed to identify sporting disciplines that have been doing well over the years and promote them at national level to raise the country’s profile at international level.” He said the committee had identified soccer, rugby, tennis and athletics as some of the sporting disciplines with potential, but underscored that the breakthrough would require more achievements at international level.

Zimbabwe Rugby Union Manicaland chairman, Richard Chiwandire, said he was excited about government’s latest move.

“We expect government to give local sports a new paradigm, which means a breath of new life into sport arena. We now have to align ourselves with this vision and help enhance the idea of sports development locally, for us to be competitive at international level,” said Chiwandire, who added that in the past, sport failed to develop because of the limited funding from both the government and the corporate world.

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