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» » Mhungudza Primary championing girl child’s rights through sport

Monalisa Matongo

Mhungudza Primary School in Masvingo recently introduced girls’ soccer as part of efforts to mainstream female pupils’s participation in male-dominated sporting activities.
School sports director Wilson Chatikobo said the move was also in line with the objectives of the new curriculum.
He said the school has already introduced two girls soccer teams that are already training.
''Since the district introduced women’s soccer in schools back in 2016, the response by girls at our school has been overwhelming. The school has in turn established a pitch on which they can train. We have also received help from parents and other well-wishers,” said Chatikobo.
He said despite facing many challenges, they were looking forward to the new season which be-gins in May.
"We are in dire need of sport kits including jerseys and boots, nets for goal posts and more balls for training," said Chatikobo.
He said the school was proud of its male and female teachers whose commitment had seen them building the two teams one of which has been to the district competitions.
''I also have interests in training tag rugby at the school and I have been with both boys and girls teams that reached the finals in the national competitions at Hartsfield in Bulawayo,” Chatikobo said.

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