Sugar, Kandiero battle in Gaborone

HARARE - Zimbabwean bodybuilders Isaac “Sugar” Chimuchenga and Vincent “Cutter” Kandiero will this weekend take their rival across the border to Btswana where they take part in the Gaborone Classics. 

Chimuchenga beat Kandiero to the Ironman title during a hotly contested event held at the Odyssey in Kadoma two months ago.

Kaindiero was the competitions defending champion but was upstaged Chimuchenga during a contest that gave judges a torrid time to declare the winner between the two.

Kandiero was not amused by Chimuchenga’s antics during the Ironman contest and reckons their clash away from home with different judges is the ideal event to decide who the better athlete between the two is.

“It’s a good thing that Sugar is also competing in Botswana. I have always been waiting for that moment considering how the battle of Kadoma ended in June,” Kandiero told the Daily News yesterday.

“My bag is packed already and I should be leaving for Botswana on Thursday (tomorrow) and I’m confident that I will return home victorious.”

Chimuchenga, who is all the current holder of Mr Botswana title he won last year, said he was looking forward to bag his second Botswana title as well as maintain his dominance over his fellow countryman.

“The contest might not be as big as Mr Botswana but the prices are very lucrative and as such the competition will be stiff,” said the Gweru-based bodybuilder.

“In sport there’s a problem when you always want to be a winner because you win some and lose some.

“We are very good friends with Viny (Kandiero) and our rivalry on stage should not be misconstrued to enmity.

“But of importance to me when I get into this contest is that I have got a reputation to maintain and I would once again want to put Kandiero in his rightful place.”

Meanwhile, two other Zimbabwe bodybuilders are also set to compete in the Gaborone Classics.

These are 2004 Ironman, Upenyu Mahlaulo now based in Botswana and Simbarashe Fero, a seasoned campaigner.

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