Comedian turns to football

HARARE - Stand up comedian Carl Joshua Ncube is putting together a team of local celebrities that will play Zimbabwean football legends in a charity match meant to raise funds to refurbish football grounds in Tafara-Mabvuku.

The award-winning comedian told the Daily News that the charity match would take place at a venue in Tafara-Mabvuku on March 8.

“While moving around in Tafara and Mabvuku, I noticed that the football grounds in the area are now old, and need refurbishment,” said Ncube.

“I feel it is also our responsibility as artistes to raise funds to renovate the soccer fields.”

The well-travelled humourist, who will coach the team of celebrities, has promised to field both female and male artistes in the March 8 game against the Warriors legends.

“The match will include the likes of Ammara Brown, Mudiwa Mtandwa, Selmor Mtukudzi and many others.

“We are confident the match against the Warriors legends will raise significant funds for the soccer fields,” he said.

The Nama winner has performed outside Zimbabwe more than any other local comedian.

One of the major highlights of his performances on the continent was in the Ugandan capital Kampala where he did a show titled, “Africa laughs” alongside top East African joker Salvado.

Ncube, who recently diversified his entertainment portfolio by adding a cooking show titled ‘Carl can Cook’, is currently in the process of creating a compilation of his best performances.

Recently, he initiated a comedy exchange programme that will enable Zimbabwean comedians to collaborate with their South African counterparts.

Comments (1)

what a laughing matter.

ZUNDE ra MAMBO - 28 February 2014

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