Chawatama places draughts under spotlight

HARARE - Zimbabwe Draughts Association (ZDA) interim president Tinashe Chawatama says they are now working hard to ensure is recognised across the country as a professional sporting discipline.

ZDA recently received a major boost after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) approved their provisional registration.

At the moment, the interim committee is now working to put in place structures across the country in order for their full registration to be approved by the SRC.

“This is an idea I came up with after five years of unemployment. I basically used to go to the market to play draughts with the other guys from my neighbourhood,” Chawatama said.

“One day the idea just came up; why don’t we try to do something productive with the game of draughts? Maybe come up with a tournament or something that can have the people who play draught earn money from the sport.”

ZDA is hoping to host their first tournament before the end of this year and it is at this event where they will register all the clubs willing to take part in the national league.

“We will have a small number of teams taking part at this tournament since it’s the first,” Chawatama said.

“The purpose of the tournament is to introduce the association to the players and the public. We want to have a national league like what happens in football.”

Comments (1)

We greatly welcome such a wonderful idea and make some money through it...Thanks Mr President

Isaiah Tapiwa Musiyiwa - 26 October 2016

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