The Battle For Bragging Rights Has Been Set

All roads lead to MWOS Ngoni Stadium this Sunday, December 3. It is a highly anticipated encounter as the Punters, MWOS FC, play against Norton Community FC in the Tinashe Charity Cup final. The tournament is an initiative by Norton Ward 7 councilor Tinashe Machemedze in conjunction with the MWOS One Community Initiative to stop drug abuse in the community by youth.

The Punters finished fourth in the Northern Region Soccer League this season. This is a great milestone, given that this was their first season in Division One football. Over the course of the season, The Punters have amassed a lot of fans from the Norton Community and beyond. They displayed good footballing abilities and showed that they have what it takes to make it to the biggest stage in Zimbabwean football. But the MWOS FC camp is well aware of the threat that comes from Norton Community FC.

Norton Community FC completely dominated the Mashonaland West Division 2B this season. They are due to play Kadoma City in the playoffs at a date to be announced. For Norton Community FC, this is a chance to prove that they have what it takes to beat the best. They have in their arsenal a handful of very good players. Jerry Makangire and former MWOS FC captain Marshal “Bhudhe” Kawashu are some of the notable names. The game, by all means, promises to be a spectacle, as most of the players involved know each other very well.

Head Coach for MWOS FC, Lloyd Mutasa, was on record expressing his sentiments heading into the encounter. “Once again, football has proved it is more than just a sport, and we are happy for this anti-drug campaign. Norton Community FC are a good team; everyone has seen them and what they have done this season. We head into this encounter with our guard up, and we want to win. We want to win for our fans and, to some extent, for bragging rights.”

Head Coach for Norton Community FC, Coach Shangiwa, was also vocal about the encounter. “There is no denying the quality at MWOS FC, but there is also no denying that we also have a lot of quality on our end. This is a match to win, and we want to win it. We ask for every fan to come and support us, and we will give them something to smile about.”

The battle for bragging rights has been set, and all there is to do is wait for the kickoff whistle. MWOS Ngoni Stadium on Sunday, December 3, at 15:30 hrs.