By Brighton Chiseva
ZAKA – Preparations for two Zaka East sports galas organised by Talent Chivange at Dzoro and Matara Schools sports grounds on July 27 and 28 respectively are at an advanced stage.
Sungura legend and Alick Macheso’s mentor, Nicholas Zakaria and the Khiama Boys will perform at both events where they are expected to give the audience a glimpse into his new album.
Organiser Talent Chivange, who hails from Svuure area in Zaka East, said the galas were a continuation of social programmes he started in 2017.
He said the sports galas were meant to create a social networking platform for youths to promote social development.
“Preparations are at an advanced stage. We are just doing final touches to the programme but most of the things required for it to kick off are in place. The galas are meant to make sure that young people do not indulge in bad behavior. They have to get exposure and enjoy sport and get time away from the usual rural life,” said Chivange
He also said the galas were part of his own contribution to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision 2030 of making Zimbabwe an upper middle class income economy by year 2030.
“I intend to bring soccer scouts from Harare and Bulawayo. I am also liaising with Tau Mangwiro from Triangle FC so that we can see how he can help our young people to develop. We want to create some form youth development through sports because we have seen what our national netball team ‘the Gems’ are doing at the 2019 World Cup. We take inspiration from that,” said Chivange.
Last year, Chivange organised two sports galas; one at Matara which featured Andy Muridzo and the other at Svuure Secondary School where various teams walked away with cash prices.
Chivange has said he will install solar systems at various schools and clinics in the constituency before the gala.