Montrose’s Copa Coca-Cola war cry

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Montrose High School have declared their readiness to host the inaugural edition of the Under-20 Girls Copa Coca-Cola Cup 2011 finals that kick off at Gifford High School on Friday.

The competition, which will see the overall winner of the tournament pocketing $1 500 and a trophy will run from Friday to Sunday.

Montrose headmistress Gladys Yalala on Wednesday said they were well prepared for the tournament.

“Our preparations for the tournament have been going on very well. We also used the school holiday for our practice sessions and the girls are ready. The provincial verification will be carried out today (yesterday) while the national verification will be conducted on Friday,” she said.

Montrose High School will be joined by Sikhulile High School from Bulawayo province.

Twelve schools from around the country will be participating in the tournament and have been placed in four pools.

Hermann Gmeiner, Hwange and Mufakose are in pool A.

Pool B comprises hosts Montrose, Ngomeni and Selonga schools.

Chidembo, Inkomo and Rufaro schools are in Pool C while Sikhulile, Rukweza and Rutanhire make up Pool D.

The runners-up will walk away with $1 200 while the team that comes out on third spot will get $1 000 and a trophy. The fourth-placed team will pocket $500 while the eight remaining teams will pocket $300 each.

Individual prizes on offer will see the top goalscorer and the best goalkeeper getting $ 100 each.

$150 will go to the best player of the tournament and the best coach while the last accolade will be $300 for the fair-play award.