HAVING had their junior teams establish base at Mtshede Primary School in Bulawayo’s high-density suburb of Njube on Friday Chicken Inn Football club decided to donate 114 one piecer boxes of chicken and the same number of soft drinks to the academic institution’s pupils that were taking part in an inter schools athletics competition at White City Stadium.
Besides Mtshede, the athletics meet featured Helemu Primary, Nduba Primary, Nyamande Primary, Ingubo Primary and Pelandaba-based Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Primary.
The donation was handed over to the school’s Teacher in Charge (TIC) Ketiwe Chitsanzara and School Development Committee chairperson Nkosizile Khumalo by Gamecocks’ chairman Juta Tshuma at a function that was held in the city centre.
Tshuma said: “First and foremost, it’s a way of giving back to the community. We should also remember that our junior teams train at Mtshede Primary. So, it’s a kind of a partnership that we have with Mtshede Primary and the donation was a thank you gesture as they have provided a home to our junior teams.”
An overjoyed Chitsanzara said they were grateful to the former Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions for their helping hand.
“As a school we are very happy for such a gesture which makes our learners compete with vigour. We say thank you so much to Chicken Inn. This is a very big donation to us and it means a lot to us,” said Chitsanzara.
One of the notable players that has come through the Gamecocks junior team ranks is Warriors left back Devine Lunga who does duty for South Africa’s DStv Premiership side Golden Arrows.
Lunga briefly turned out for Pretoria-based Super Diski giants Mamelodi Sundowns.