Youths from Chitungwiza had a fruitful and fun filled day as Alight Zimbabwe Trust held a football tournament to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child whose theme was # Girls Get Equal Opportunities for Girls Takeover.
Three girls teams namely Colts, Busters Queens and Far Post Queens as well as boys under 15 teams, United Generation Academy, Far Post and Busters Academy battled out at Zengeza 3 ground.
According to AZT National Coordinator Cartwell Chirove,“The event is to offer an opportunity to the girl child to showcase skill and talent in the once male dominated sport and propel her to greater heights.”
In addition AZT National Programs Manager Edwin Sithole said, “We will be looking at the challenges girls and women are facing in their daily life and trying to offer alternatives to reduce gaps.”
Previously on this day AZT would celebrate the day in different ways which includes debates, Conferences, sport galas among other activities.
All the teams walked away with monetary prizes and certificates. AZT board members Walter Manjova , Obert Moyo and Blessing Chigamura graced the event.
The exploits of Loice Tembo in goals for the subsequent event winners Far Post Queens left the sizeable crowd in awe and she deservedly walked away with two certificates for the Best Goalkeeper and Best Player of the tournament.
A player from Busters Queens Sibusisiwe Kimu thanked parents for allowing them to participate in the event.
Speaking on behalf on the teams Far Post Patron thanked the organizers and called out to other organizations to come on board and empower the youths in the community so as to deter them from bad vices.
International day of the Girl child is commemorated annually on 11 October to promote girls rights and highlight gender inequalities in society.