Thomas Makore

Hwange sports facilities get facelift

Fungai Muderere recently in Hwange
OVER the years the small coal mining town of Hwange boasted of a plethora of sporting facilities a development that saw the town become an envy to a number of mining communities dotted around the country.

However, with the facilities having being there for so many years playing host to a number of events that include athletics, golf, tennis, football and netball among other sporting disciplines, Hwange Colliery Company Limited has acknowledged that the facilitiesA� now need a facelift.

a�?While we seek to turn around HCCL, funds will be set aside to spruce up our sporting facilities. As a company we reckon we have had the best sporting facilities which we also believe have been admired by many people. We are in the process of doing that and its part of our turnaround strategy. We will prioritise to renovate Colliery Stadium which is used by our team that plays in the Premier League,a�? said HCCL managing director Thomas Makore (ABOVE) who was part of the players that featured in the 2016 edition of the Kamandama Memorial Fundraising Golf Tournament that was played at the rather attractive greens of Hwange Golf Club.

The golf tournament which saw Hwange based golfer Sebatian Nyoni emerge as the best golfer with three accolades to his name, raised $7 500 in cash, pledges and kind from individuals and stakeholders.

The contest was meant to raise funds for widows and dependants of the victims of the Kamandama mine disaster where 427 miners perished.

The aim of having the tournament was to raise $20 000 for the Kamandama Widows Trust Fund.

a�?We request sponsors and donors to continue coming on board so that our companya��s aim of supporting the widows and dependants victims is lightened. We did not manage to meet our target of $20 000 but we really appreciate what we got. We also acknowledge that the economy is not doing well,a�? said Makore.