Zonal competition – More success for Pakati!

Pakati Secondary school boys under-20s successful football team

Date: Friday 5th July 2019, Venue: Mabika Secondary school

Zonal Under-20s boys football competition – participants: Mabika, Dombodzvuku and Pakati Secondary Schools. Munamba did not participate.

All games played were played at 60 minutes each.

First game – Mabika v Pakati – result : victory for Pakati by 1-0, the scorer was Delight Chizema

Mabika v Pakati before kick-off

In the second game of the tournament Mabika beat Dombodzvuku by 1-0

Mabika v Dombodzvuku

The third and final game saw Pakati take on Dombodzvuku. It ended as a 1-1 draw, with penalties deciding the winner. Delight Chizema again scored Pakati’s goal.

Pakati v Dombozvuku

Pakati took the honours by winning the penalty shoot-out 5-3, the scorers being Frederick Makuvaza, Nigel Shamba, Christian Cheza, Large Rupiya and Tinashe Cheza. Keeper Panashe Zhuwao was on form, helping Pakati to victory.

Sports Director at Pakati – Mr Kahuni – gave his thoughts about their chances in the next round, the District competitions:

“We managed to win the Zonal competition, but as we go to the District, the competition will be more tense. The team played well but they need to improve in defence. Our keeper and the defenders should communicate well and pass accurately to the next player”.

More details of the District level games to follow.

Well done to Pakati for winning the Zonal competition!!!


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 have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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