Team Bulawayo mobilises resources

Fungai Muderere
TEAM Bulawayo National Youth games board has mobilised at least up to 20 percent of the resources required to take the team to Masvingo.
The 12th edition of the Zimbabwe National Youth Games will be hosted by Masvingo from 16 to 25 August.

a�?The board has so far been able to put all its teams in place and has mobilised at least up to 20 percent of the resources required to take the team to Masvingo,a�? said Moyo.

He said the board sees Masvingo as a lucrative opportunity for the Bulawayo youths to be considered for national duty which they want them to do before the home crowd in the pending African Union Games.

Moyo revealed that Bravo Bus Company has donated a 69 seater bus that is fuelled to carry athletes to and from Masvingo. However, the development leaves them with two more buses to hire.

He said they are also thankful to a number of sports shops around town that include Bulawayo Sports Shop, In Trum, In Sport Arte facts and Puma for donating a number of sporting equipment to Team Bulawayo which they are sure will be used during their time in camp and the games period in Masvingo.

Moyo also revealed the board is organising a golf tournament to further augment its efforts for resource mobilisation and the contest will be hosted at Harry Allen Golf club on 2 August.

Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Youth Games patron,A� Eunice Nomthandazo Moyo pledged 100 kgs of rice to the provincial team.

She also offered to provide lunch and supper for Team Bulawayo in the first two days of the Youth Games contest.

Provincial Sports Management Board chief executive officer Raj Modi said the board is ready to put Bulawayo on the map through sports initiatives that will help contribute to the community and employment creation during their two year tenure in office.

Modi said that they are well cognisant of the fact that they came into office where they have in access of $140 000 that they owe to their creditors above other current cost centres that they have got to fulfill.

He said it is every board membera��s wish that by the end of two years they should have a legacy that they would have initiated for development and empowerment of youths through sports.