HARARE – Zimbabwe representatives for the inaugural World Cup for Children from Care Homes reported for camp to prepare for the extravaganza set for Poland this weekend.
The children went through their paces yesterday at Emerald Hill School under coach Prosper Kwenda, who is also the secretary for development of the Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association.
Zimbabwe were invited to the tournament through Kutting Edge Sports Consultants, who successfully hosted the Celebrate the Children Sports Festival last year.
The festival was attended by nine homes from across the country and was held over three days with children from different homes participating in sports, theatre and arts.
Kutting Edge managing consultant, Maimba Mapuranga said: “We are going to travel on Thursday and we have got eight players in camp, five boys and three girls.
“We have secured seven tickets and we are calling for corporate support to help us in funding the remaining five tickets, everything else will be catered for once we get in Poland.”
Zimbabwe is set to take a 12-member delegation comprising of eight players and four officials to the tournament.
The tourney will be attended by more than 30 football teams from care homes from all over the world.