SON to former Highlanders utility player Gift a�?Thebea�? Lunga (Jnr) who is named after his father managed to makeA� it into the Copa Coca-Cola Under-16 Boys Dream Team following his breathtaking show at the national schools contest held in Harare last weekend.
Young Thebe, a form two pupil at Mzilikazi High School emerged number three at the finals. Lungaa��s teammate Shadreck NyahwaA�A� also made the team that will tour Kenya later in the year for a training camp.
Also in the 20 member Copa Coca-Cola Dream Team squad is the son to ZPC Kariba head coach Saul Chaminuka, Ishmael, who goes to Pamushana High School.
a�?I knew I was going to make it into the squad. Special mention goes to my coaches, teammates and sponsors of the tournament,a�? said Lunga.
2012 champions Mzingwane provided two players in the form of Mavin Sibanda and Brilliant Ncube to the Dream Team. There was also a place for Methembe Ndlovu of Matabeleland North based in Muzimuni.
Chemhanza High who were crowned champions for the second consecutive year after beating Oriel Boys 2-0 at a packedA� Gwanzura Stadium had Tanyaradzwa Kaviya,A�A� Tatenda Tumba,A�A� Tinashe VandiraA� andA� Thulani MbavaA� making it into the Dream Team.
In the girls category, Magwegwe High trio of Buhlebenkosi Zulu,A�A� Mitchel NgwenyaA�A� and Sibusisiwe Ncube were selected for the Copa Coca-Cola Girls Dream Team. Zulu was also named Player of the Tournament.
Chidyamakono who were winners in the girls category after edging St Francis 1-0 had two of their playersA� Nyaradazo ChifambaA�A� andA� Sesedzai MutemaA� selected for the Dream Team which expected to tour Zambia.
Copa Coca-Cola Boys Dream Team
Panashe NyabungaA�A� (Oriel)A�A�A� Tanyaradzwa KaviyaA�A�A� (Chemhanza), Takaedza Mazhuwarara (Mkondwa)A�A�A� MathweA� Jack (Oriel), Takudzwa NyamboA� (Mutare Boys), Tapiwa MutandwaA� (Mkondwa), Tapiwa MukaziA�A�A� (Churchill), Tatenda Tumba (Chemhanza), Mavin SibandaA�A� (Mzingwane), Gift LungaA� JnrA�A� (Mzilikazi), Thulani MbavaA� (Chemhanza) Tinashe VandiraA�A�A� (Chemhanza),A� Courage C. MandiveyiA� (Pamushana), Paddy NyamupepemaA� (Vimbai),A�A� Ishmael ChaminukaA�A� (Pamushana),A� Dion Zhuwakinyu (Mkondwa), Briliant NcubeA� (Mzingwane), Shingirai MhenyuA� (Oriel),A�A�A� Takudzwa Madziva (Pamushana), Shadreck NyahwaA� (Mzilikazi).
CopaA� Coca-Cola Girls Dream Team
Angeline MudambanukiA� (Nyamaruru), Nyaradazo Chifamba (Chidyamakono), Buhlebenkosi ZuluA�A� (Magwegwe), Patience MuchemwaA�A� (Roosevelt), Evviolata T. BangamuseveA� (Vainona), Zandile MaibvaA�A�A�A� (Chidzikwe), Mitchel NgwenyaA� (Magwegwe), Priviledge MutasaA�A� (St Francis), Greater BhandeA�A�A� (Vainona),A� Thubelihle NdlovuA� ( Muzimuni), Fiona KaberaA�A� (St Francis), Sibusisiwe NcubeA� (Magwegwe), Grace KazembeA�A� (Sodbury), Sibotshiwe FoshoroA� (St Francis), Sesedzai MutemaA� (Chidyamakono), Ziviso MhikeA�A� (Chidzikwe), Mercy Marova (Vainona), Methembe NdlovuA� (Mzimuni ), LorraineA� NyanjalaA� (St Francis)
1.A�A� A�Best Midfielder
Tatenda TumbaA� a�� Chemhanza
2.A�A� A�Best Defender
Takaedza Mazhuwara a�� Mkondwa
3.A�A� A�Top Goal Scorer
Dion Zhuwakinyu a�� Mkondwa (3 goals)
4.A�A� A�Best Goal Keeper
Panashe Nyabunga a�� Oriel
5.A�A� A�Player of the Tournament
Tatenda TumbaA� a�� Chemhanza
6.A�A� A�Winning Coach
Never Mhandu a�� Chemhanza
7.A�A� A�Fair Play Team a�� Mzilikazi
1.A�A� A�Top Goal Scorer
Lorraine Nyanjalo a�� St Fransis (6 goals)
2.A�A� A�Best Goal Keeper
Nyaradza Chifamba a�� Chidyamakono
3.A�A� A�Player of the Tournament
Buhlebenkosi Zulu a�� Magwegwe
4.A�A� A�Winning Coach
YeukaiA� Chiruvu a�� Chidyamakono
5.A�A� A�Fair Play Team a�� Gato