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Softball team for regional tourney

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Zimbabwe’s national softball team has been given the chance to play in a regional tournament featuring the winners of the inaugural Limpopo Softball Association Zororo Super League, Lesotho and Botswana.

This was announced by the new league’s sponsor Ronald Shingange at the weekend in South Africa.

Shingange, who has injected R220 000 into the league, said an additional R80 000 will be used for a knockout tournament, a top-four tournament and the league winners’ matches against three neighbouring countries.

Shingange was speaking during the sponsorship launch at the Zororo Lodge in Dalmada near Polokwane.

“We believe that through the sponsorship the standard of the ball game in the province will return to its well-known place, the top. We are confident that softball fanatics will flock down to Limpopo during the league matches and the tournaments. We want to produce more national players, coaches and leaders in softball as happened in the past,” said Shingange.

Softball South Africa president Guillo “Sdumo” Marapyane commended Shingange for investing in softball and made an undertaking the money would be used fruitfully.

“We appreciate the fact that businesspeople like Shingange invest such a lot of money in softball.
“Although Shingange’s benefits will not be immediate, we can promise he will not regret having sponsored softball,” Marapyane said.

The event was also attended by the chairperson of the Confederation of Zone VI Games, Junior Ramovha.
—Sports Reporter/Sowetan

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