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Government to channel more funds to sports.


Capitalk Reporte/The Herald |  3 months ago | sport


President Mnangagwa says government will increase investment in the sports sector, while all sporting associations must mainstream professionalism, good corporate governance and shun rogue administrators.


The President said this at State House during a reception he held to honor Kudakwashe "Take Money" Chiwandire for winning the World Boxing Council Interim Super Bantamweight title last month. 


He said that greater investments must be put in place towards capacity building and the development of strategies that will see the realization of the full potential of the sporting fraternity. 


The President called for investment in the operationalization of sporting academies and the appointment of a wide array of qualified sporting staff at such institutions to ensure the realization of the full potential of the sporting fraternity.

 

President Mnangagwa also said the government stands ready to support Chiwandire in the title defense against Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez of Mexico at the end of the second quarter of 2022.


He said Chiwandire’s achievement reinforced the immense potential and success of Zimbabwean women in sports since the attainment of Independence, which included the Golden Girls era in hockey, the Olympic swimming exploits of Kirsty Coventry, and the Mighty Warriors’ participation at the Rio Olympics, among others.