Marlborough win PSI tourney

HARARE - Marlborough High School are the champions of this year’s National Association of Secondary Heads (Nash) Under-20 football tournament after beating Chemhanza High School 3-0 in the finals at Prince Edward yesterday.

The tournament which was bank-rolled by Population Services International (PSI) saw Marlborough beating the defending champions Churchill 4-3 in penalty shoot-out to book a place in the last four.

On their way to finals Marlborough beat Mashonaland Central-based Rujeko 1-0 in the semi-finals.

Marlborough pocketed $1 000 and a kit for winning the title.

Chemhanza, who are currently Zimbabwe’s number one school in the Under-16 boy’s category, beat Gutu High 2-0 in the quarter-finals to book a place in the last four.

In the semi-finals, the Mashonaland East-based school beat Cornway College 4-2 in penalty shoot-out.

For their efforts Chemhanza walked away with $500.

Albert Mucheka, the Nash head in charge of football said the event was a success.

“The tournament went on well, there was a major improvement from last year,” Mucheka told the Daily News yesterday.

“As an association we want to thank our sponsors and I hope our relationship will continue for the next coming years.

“As I told you before, we will continue to support the juniors and we are hoping that this event will promote junior development in the country.

“This will be the future of professional footballers, as you know all the players who excel in their careers are products of such initiatives.

“With this kind event I think we will have a strong national team in the future.”

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