**Sports Report**

DISTRICT COMPETITIONS, MAGAYA SECONDARY SCHOOL, FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2019

The journey to Magaya – Pakati to Musami, to the Harare-Mutoko road past the Murewa turn-off, then off the main road to Magaya Secondary school – is around 60km, and it took about 2 hours to make.

Pakati Secondary school v Cheunje High school
Under-20’s girls football

In Pakati’s first game, against Cheunje High school, the result was a 0-0 draw.

Hosts Magaya Secindary school v Pakati,
Second pool match

Pakati won the second match in their pool, 1-0 against Magaya, the hosts. The scorer was Tinotenda Kanguni for Pakati. This meant Pakati qualified for the semi-finals

The semi-final took place – Pakati v Hokodzi Secondary school. It was another 0-0 draw, but heartbreak for Pakati – they lost on penalties!

This from Mr Kahuni, Sports Director at Pakati: ‘The girls were very disappointed with the outcome of the penalty shoot-out. They played very well, but sustained injuries during the game. Their opponents, Hokodzi Secondary school (not far from Pakati), wore football boots, whilst Pakati girls played barefoot. This contributed to them failing to hit the ball well during the penalty shoot-out.’

‘At the volleyball pitch we played our first match against Magaya and won 2 sets to Zero, then played our second game against Rota, and also won 2 sets to zero. We then proceed to the semi final played against Hokodzi – first set Pakati 15-8 Hokodzi; second set Pakati 15-6 Hokodzi.

Pakati in blue take on Rota in yellow in the girks under-20 volleyball competition

Final match – Chemhondoro 15-10 Pakati first set, and second set Chemhondoro 15- 8 Pakati.

Actualy it was a tough game but we played to our best and it shows a great improvement to our team, as we were playing against bigger schools like Chemhondoro which are high schools with better standards compared to Pakati Secondary school.’

Pakati girls prepare for their volleyball matches at the District competitions

Author:

My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and spent the last 13 years as a Civil Servant in Bradford. I married a Zimbabwean woman & we have 2 sons.

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