Pakati Secondary School boys under-20’s football team – Zonal competition 5th July

Just like the girls recently, Pakati boys football team have their Zonal competition coming up. This Friday, 5th July, they are joined by hosts Mabika Secondary, Dombodzvuku Secondary and hopefully Munamba Secondary schools.

The boys at Pakati have been in training during the afternoons following their lessons.

Pakati school Boys u-20’s football team in training

Mr Kahuni, Sports Director at Pakati, tells us that last year, the boys lost in the District competitions to Chemhondoro in the semi-finals, suffering a similar fate to the girls recently – losing out in a penalty shoot-out.

After talking to the football coach, Mr Magabaza, the feeling is that Pakati will do even better this year. The coach says they are a stronger side than last year, promising to get the best results at Zonal level this time around.

Pakati school boys team in training

The coach says the boys fear no-one as they feel they are very strong this year!

Regarding the girls team, Mrs Pindura (Deputy Head, English Teacher) said recently that. “….my soccer girls played very well, but needed to improve their confidence level, even when playing bare-footed. They have lots of potential….we will try again next year”

Wishing the Pakati Secondary school boys u-20’s football team every success for this coming Friday!!

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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