Zim school boys head for World Cup

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Dzivaresekwa High 2 School football team are going to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup to be held from June 11 to July 11.

The school’s Under 17 team are the winners of last year’s edition of the National Association of Secondary School Heads (NASH) Under 16 football tournament. For the young footballers from the dusty streets of the high density suburb of Dzivaresekwa, it will be a once in a life-time opportunity to get a chance to witness the opening ceremony of the global soceer event.

The football tournament has been sponsored by Coca Cola for the past 21 years and this year’s tourney, which was launched at the school last week, will be sponsored to the tune of $100 000.

In an interview the sales and marketing manager for Delta Beverages, Patricia Murambinda said they had decided to sponsor Dzivaresekwa High 2’s trip to South Africa as part of the 2010 World Cup celebrations.

“As part of this year’s sponsorship package we decided to send the defending champions Dzivaresekwa High 2 to represent the country at a football coaching clinic for players under the age of 17 in South Africa,” said Murambinda.

“The event will start from June 1-14 and countries from the continent will be represented during the coaching clinic, which will culminate in a football tournament involving the participating teams,” she said.

Murambinda said the young players from Dzivaresekwa would also have a rare opportunity of witnessing the opening ceremony of the World Cup.