ALEX Africa Bet Stars are confident they will make a big impression at the Prince Edward Old Boys School Durawall Fund-Raising Five-A-Side soccer tournament at Prince Edward tomorrow.
Coach Cliff Mukwenya said although his team were newcomers on the scene, they were likely to make waves at the tournament.
“We are new boys, we started as a way of just keeping fit, guys at the club who would meet after work for training every day and it has become quite popular with the members and we decided that we form a team and we have enough players to even make three teams,” said Mukwenya.
“The enthusiasm shown by the players has been incredible and they are all raring to go.
“Obviously, as new boys on the scene, some people might think we are just there to make the numbers but I can tell you that we are going to be competitive if what we have seen in training is anything to go by.
“We are also happy just to be part of such a brilliant initiative and we hope that we are going to have a lot of fun and the organisers will get value for what they have invested in putting together such a good tournament.”
Alex Stars will be without Cosmas Nyachiya, who is away this weekend, but they have a number of players that the coach believes will come handy and fight for the team. Another player, Kudzanai Shaba, is out injured.
The Sunday Mail Sports Editor, Makomborero Mutimukulu, leads a cast of the Alex Stars players whose other members include former Shooting Stars chairman, Lewis Matindife, the team’s most creative player, Dallas Sekawawana, the Khan brothers — Aitken and Oliver — renowned coach Newsome Mutema and former Warriors team manager Patrick Mutesva. Former PSL fixtures-secretary, Godfrey Japajapa, Spencer Manguwa, Solomon Kaseke, Obert Masvotore and Neymar, the exciting youngster, are part of the team.