Chidyamakono retains Copa girls crown

CHIDYAMAKONO Secondary School put up a stellar performance to retain the Copa Coca-Cola girls football title for the third time as they beat St Francis and St Clare High School of Mashonaland Central 1-0 in the final at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday.

BY THANDIWE MOYO

Sarah Nyambanga scored the only goal in the final.

St Francis made one tactical change in the second half when they brought in substitute goalkeeper Merilyn Mangena with first choice Precious Mudyiwa going infield to play an attacking midfield role.

Although Mudyiwa’s introduction changed the game it was a little too late as Chidyamakono held on to a famous win to defend their crown.

Chidyamakono High School pose for a photo after winning Copa Coca -Cola  girls soccer cup at Barbour Fields stadium yesterday during a Copa Coca-Cola event11

For Chidyamakono captain Beauty Hlathini, it was victory from the start.

“We knew when we started playing that we were going to retain the championship. We are very happy that we have won it for the third time,” she said.

Coach Yeukai Chiruvu said: “It was a tough match because at first they were dominating. We worked hard for us to win the match and retain the championship.”

Former Mighty Warriors captain Nomsa “Boyz” Moyo said women’s football standards were improving.

“It was a tough match and the standards are improving. There are a number of players that I identified that can make the grade for the Mighty Warriors,” she said.

She said what is left is for schools to compliment the players by forming leagues and play throughout the year. Moyo said the fact that St Francis had reached the final meant that they are one of the best.

10 Comments

  1. St Francis and St Clare girls continue to do us proud! Coach Munyoro I salute you! Assistant Coach Mai Mutama I thank you! Plumtree here we come

    1. Bravo st Francis and St Clare we are proud to be associated with you,next year you will definitely bring the cup to Guruve,to my young brother Munyoro,dont despaire,but you should be proud that it was a milestone achievement,and it shows you know your soccer young man,congradulations makorokoto,amhlope.

  2. Well done girls! The name Chidymakono is very telling. Loosely translated it means “Eater of Giants/bulls”. A name is everything, isn’t it?

  3. You must have said, “Chidyamakono of Chivi, Masvingo so that other readers know where Chidyamakono is. Just as you have told us that the other schools are from Mashonaland Central.

  4. Thanks vana vekumusha. Hanzi wezhira

  5. welldone girls u make us proud chidyamakono

  6. Wezhaz wadadisa

  7. tyapula hlanga bela

    well done vana vekwedu Chidyamakono cheNyaningwe zvirambe zvakadero.
    we always set records from chembere yekubika mabwe nhasi three straight lets go girls.

  8. Sabhuku Denge

    usadherere vana vekwaChivi..madadisa vana wezhira..bravo Madzivadondo,Denge,Chidyamakono..

  9. Well done ‘little warriors’ but the cash is too liitle, pliz next time add more incentive for thiz games

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