Young Warriors sacrifice exams

HARARE - At least two Zimbabwe Under-17 football team regulars have opted out of the ongoing ‘O’ Level examinations to travel to Congo-Brazzaville with the Young Warriors for a crucial African Youth Championship qualifier on Tuesday.

The centre-back pairing of Livingstone Genti and Nyasha Munetsi have sacrificed their ‘O’ Level exams to make themselves available for selection ahead of the decisive second round encounter in the Congolese capital next week.

The Young Warriors have their back on the ropes following a 2-1 defeat to Congo in the first leg in Harare last month.

Genti who is a student at Chemhanza High School told the Daily News he had made the decision to forgo his exams in order to help the Young Warriors in their qualification quest.

“My parents have accepted that I write next year in June,” he said, adding: “The decision was very hard but I said to myself I still have an opportunity to help the team win.” - Staff Writer

Comments (3)

are u helping the team win or what, who is being helped here. the issue is that (is this / these 2 players brilliant enough) to tackle the exams. or madofo kudhala vasinga kete chikoro. surely the team's management committee should have assisted these 2 unthinking young boys to take education first than soccer. 2morrow u end up in a match fixing like the current scenario and be banned for lyfe from playing football. think twice.

kedzaify - 2 November 2012

During childhood there are times when day-dreaming is a routine phenomenon. This is very normal. Moments of day-dreaming start to become less and less as one grows and catches up with reality through his own experiences and the experiences of others. Even one's ambitions start to change as one catches up with reality. The other fact of life is that every action we take, we take it without the certainty that it will bear fruit, but we take action after assessing the probability of the action's success considering how others have fared. For example, there are some people who made it without school while many people who have made it did so because they were educated. This has demonstrated that without school, it is difficult to make it in life. These two BOYS need to solemnly consider this fact. Bill Gates left school for an opportunity which probably would have never come again his way if he had chosen to stay in school. Many people in the pre-World Cup days made costly preparations for the anticipated tourists who did not come. Most of them have since regretted their investment. But some have not. People should not day-dream. Not all boys who kick the ball will go to South Africa or Europe. Some will even not make it in the domestic league. The insurance against all that are your own five Ordinary level subjects. People need to think. Kwete kuenzanisa nguwo nedzaTarubva.

Kwachukwachu - 4 November 2012

Shamwari kedzaify whats your problem. They will still write next year June. They made their decision kokudzidza ndikokuraramisa chete here, may be they are into sports than academic, thus where their strength is. Let them go its their opportunity in life if not the turning point. I know they are great future players. I wish you guys play abroad one day. - 5 November 2012

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