Harare Sports Club skipper and Sables’ player Shingi Mpofu was honoured by his club over the weekend after scooping two awards at the team’s awards gala at a local hotel.
Mpofu was named the players’ player of the year and the overall player for the National Rugby League’s losing finalists for his sterling efforts during the just-ended season.
After receiving the award, Mpofu thanked the team’s fans for the support they gave the team in the season and also encouraged their sister club Red Lions to step up their game ahead of their maiden appearance in the elite league.
Sportivo, as Harare Sports Club are affectionately known by their fans, relinquished their title after coming second best in a nail-biting final against District Dragons last month.
Sables and Cheetahs’ regular Daniel Hondo was named the most outstanding backliner while Ruramai Kudenga was named the best forward for the season.
Harare Sports Club’s second string side Red Lions won promotion into the elite league and deservedly some of the players in that team were also honoured at the awards.
Backliner Rangarirai Zimbowa was also presented with an award after his 187 points this season made him the league’s top points’ scorer.
Skipper Kudakwashe Gezi was named the team’s most outstanding player while for the Harare Sports Club’s women’s team Precious Marange was named the player of the year.
Coach Nsikelelo “Syke” Sibanda was also presented with an award after leading the Harare Sports Club first team and also the national women’s team, the Pangolins, during the season.
Harare Sports Club award winners;
Players’ player of the year – Shingirai Mpofu;
Players of the year – Shingirai Mpofu;
Women’s player of the year – Precious Marange;
The most outstanding backliner – Daniel Hondo;
The most outstanding forward – Ruramai Kudenga;
Top points scorer – Rangarirai Zembe