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Bosso, Chicken Inn draw

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AN appreciative crowd braved the wet weather to watch an exciting Christmas Mayor’s Cheer Fund charity football match between Highlanders and Chicken Inn at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday.

REPORT BY FORTUNE MBELE SPORTS REPORTER

The crowd of about 4 000 spectators witnessed the exhilarating match, with gate-takings to be channelled to the under-privileged members of the Bulawayo community.

Chairman of the Mayor’s Cheer Fund Board of Trustees Nathan Nhira paid tribute to the people of Bulawayo who came to watch the match and said they expected to raise quite a significant amount from the game.

“It’s indeed a fair crowd considering the fact that the weather was not so favourable especially in the morning. We should be getting quite sufficient funds from the match and would like to thank the people of Bulawayo for supporting this worthy cause. We also extend our gratitude to Highlanders and Chicken Inn, who honoured the invitation to take part in the charity match for the less fortunate of society. By midweek we should be giving you the figures from our offices,” Nhira said.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo said the law enforcement agency had also provided free security services for the match.

Both Highlanders and Chicken Inn started the match mostly with non-regular players with the latter having Moses Jackson, Canaan Nkomo, Marshal Marime and Mlamuli Phakathi and later introducing Castle Lager Footballer of the Year finalist Kudakwashe Mahachi, Tendai Ndoro and Makhosi Ncube in the second half.

However, Mahachi had a torrid time as he was tightly monitored by Bosso left-back Status Nsingo.

For Highlanders, Knox Mutizwa captained the side which featured an impressive Dominic Chungwa from the club’s Division Two side, who scored a gem of an equaliser in the 58th minute after he made a solo run from the right flank. Chicken Inn, who played a guest player, Nigerian Chikwunonso Uneke, who trained with the club last week, had drawn first blood through Trish Moyo five minutes into the game after Bosso goalkeeper Archieford Katsande made a schoolboy blunder and was dispossessed by Moyo after he tried to dribble past the striker.

Mayor of Bulawayo Thaba Moyo also watched the charity match.

The Cheer Fund is targeting to raise $150 000 this year.

The donations will be disbursed to the under-privileged on December 19.

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