MATABELELAND Hockey Board president Kalpesh Parshotam warned athletes participating at the cluster one games of the 2017 Zimbabwe Universities Sports Association (ZUSA) against drug use to enhance performance.
Parshotam who was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the games hosted by the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) in Bulawayo on Friday 17 March 2017 urged student athletes to promote and practice fair play which is the mainstay of sportsmanship.
“Participation is not only about winning, but also for passion, love, mental and physical health,” said Parshotam.-Chronicle
3 DAYS, 5 DISCIPLINES, 9 UNIVERSITIES,
The 2017 sports extravaganza which kicked off on Friday 17 March will run through to Sunday 19 March 2017, with Nust, Africa University (AU), Catholic University in Zimbabwe, Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT), Lupane State University (LSU), Midlands State University (MSU), Reformed Church University (RCU), Women’s University in Africa and Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University vying for gold in athletics, cricket, handball, hockey and volleyball.
“WORK HARD & MAKE ZUSA GAMES AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE”- Prof Samson Sibanda, Acting Vice Chancelor- Nust.
BUILDING A NATIONAL TEAM FOR INTERNATIONAL GAMES
ZUSA president, Life Chemhere said their dream is to have at least 10% of athletes participating in elite competitions and in national teams.
The competition is used to select teams for upcoming national and international assignments.
12 universities are taking part in the games that are being used to come up with a team for the ZTISU games and the International Federation of University Sports set for Taipei, China from the 17th to the 30th of August.
The second cluster will comprise football, netball, basketball, rugby and swimming and will take place from March the 31st to April the 2nd at the University of Zimbabwe.
The final cluster featuring chess, karate, darts, table tennis and pool will be conducted at the Great Zimbabwe University from the 7th to the 9th of April.
Calls have been made for the enactment of a policy that allows students with lower academic points but who excel in sports to enroll at universities to pursue their sporting exploits.- Zbc
Artcile Curated from Chronicle, Nust, MSU, GZU Facebook pages, ZBC News online