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Village soccer can be fun

11 Oct 2020 at 09:56hrs | Views
Soccer extravaganza at Chinehasha Primary School grounds, who said rural soccer is not up to scratch? The boys showed great skills with such dexterity and fancy footwork that would shame a mountain goat.

Four teams from villages in the locality converged to tussle it out, variance in heights and ages did not matter much, all eyes on the ball was the mantra. This young but vertically challenged youth from Musonza mesmerized many with his top drawer performance.

Darting from the left flank headed for goal he left many defenders measuring their lengths, the ball seemed to magnetically follow his legs, call it flawless footwork. Well, the keeper denied him twice and the timber once.

Then this goal minder from Chideu  caused many gaping mouths with his Martian saves. He surely caused me to reminisce the Japhet Mparutsa era, the Short Cat. Bleeps and blunders were also abound, the Chinehasha winger after a nice one two with his midfielder blasted wide, with only the visibly scared keeper to beat.

There was plenty cheerleading with some singing tuneless sounds, a result of 'Bouncer', a cheap alcoholic beverage that has caused many 'walking dead' or wounded.

The village can have lots of fun and if scouts were to pass through here, one or to guys would end up joining Nakamba. We need more of these tournaments, our youths would always be fit with no room for idling. One may wonder what goals were netted, if the truth be told, I left before the deed was done.

But, people enjoyed the play with some skipping lunch just to watch it all. It was rumoured there was prize money, I am sure by now some guzzlers are now oiling their tonsils. Rural soccer taking Mash. Central by storm.

Source - Thomas Tondo Murisa. Chinehasha.
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