Mutare Sports club gets season boost

Mutare Sports Club received a timely boost last week when Delta Beverages donated training equipment to the National Rugby League side.

The donation included tackling bags, shields, balls, bibs, training cones, ladders and poles.

“We hope this will go a long way in developing the skills of players,” said Manicaland Zimbabwe Rugby Union chairman, Richard Chiwandire, on the sidelines of the official hand-over. “This club rugby has great potential and I would like local companies to emulate what Delta Beverages has done.”

In their quest for good results, Mutare Sports Club recently acquired the services of a new coach, Francis Makoni, a move that assistant coach, Mackenzie Munetsi, said was evidence that they meant business this season.

The super league is expected to kick-off on April 19 with nine teams, as the NRL expands the reach of the game across the country. In fixtures released last week, MSC have a mammoth task against 2013 runners-up, Old Georgians (OGS), in the season opener in Harare.

Perennial finalist OGS are one of the toughest teams in the league, but Munetsi said the duel would be a good test of his team’s strength so early in the season.

“It’s a good thing the fixtures came out early. It will be a good test of our strength to kick off the season against one of the best teams in the league. The boys are really psyched up to enter the season with a bang and make a loud statement,” he said.

The club will travel to Harare on Saturday for the pre-season Old Hararians rugby tournament, which is expected to draw all the nine super league teams in a round-robin tourney.

This is a fundraiser to support the Tokwe-Mukosi collections, is in partnership with the Love Foundation, a non-profit organisation.

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