Bulawayo Province has expressed optimism that they will excel in various sporting disciplines at the Youth Education through Sport (YES) Games which begin in Gwanda Friday.
The games run until Sunday.
Sports and Recreation Commission provincial administrator for Bulawayo Province Edith Sanyamandwe told NewsDay Sport that they would prevail over their rivals at the games.
“We are going to beat them. We have a very good record of winning,” said Sanyamandwe.
Bulawayo Province will be represented by Wildcats from Eveline Girls High School in the girls’ volleyball category. Elephants from Milton High School will represent the province in the boys’ volleyball category while Ajax will be doing battle for the province in boys’ soccer.
Sanyamandwe said the teams would leave for Gwanda Thursday.
“The teams will leave Bulawayo Thursday, but there has been no camping as the children were still at school but we are confident that we will win,” she said.
The teams that will represent the Southern Region were selected on the basis of the games that were held in Lupane on November 19 and 20. Bulawayo Province, Matabeleland South and Matabeleland North, Midlands and Masvingo will be representing the Southern Region against the Northern Region Province.
Keabetswi Dube, administrative clerk for Matabeleland South Province, echoed the same sentiments saying that the Southern Region would prevail over the Northern Region at the YES Games.
“We are definitely going to win, we are the champions and we have never failed to win as a province.
“We are looking forward to host the teams from all provinces. We welcome them but we are going to win,” she said.
Matabeleland South will be represented by Magnetic in netball. Girls of Peace will represent the province in the girls’ volleyball while Magufoc will feature in the girls’ soccer and Magufoc will be representatives in the boys’ soccer.