Lounge Sharks tops

Fungai Muderere
BULAWAYO Pool Association (BPA) Premiership side Lounge Sharks were on Easter Sunday crowned champions of the associationa��s annual two-day Easter teams contest after they got the better of seasoned campaigners in the final match.

Following their achievement, the Tendai Charuka-led Lounge Sharks walked away with $400 and a shield. Entumbane went home $275 richer while expensively assembled Archers scooped the third prize of $175.

Prosper Nsingoa��s West Commonage came out fourth to pocket $75 ahead of reigning BPA champions Kings who were awarded $50 after coming out fifth.

Bambi Lounge, a Division One outfit based in Rangemore, surprised all and sundry when they finished the tournament as the sixth best team in the process getting $35 as their prize money.

The club, founded by BPA committee member and Funeral Fund chairman Rocker Mbuvah claimed the scalps of many perennial heavyweights when a number of the contesta��s followers doubted their capabilities.

High on the proceedings of the final day was the performance of newboys Lobengula Sharks, a team that is home to 16-year-old Tafadzwa Mshangwe who beat esteemed West Commonage player Prosper a�?Sexya�? Nsingo in one of the singles quarter final ties.

Lobengula Sharks are coached buy experienced Entumbane player Kenny Nyandoro who was pleased by their performance.

a�?This is just their first season and ita��s a promising start considering that these players have never played for any other team before. I would also want to thank BPA for an organised tournament and giving some of these boys some exposure,a�? said Nyandoro.

BPA publicity secretary Farai Nyandoro gave special mention to all the participants.

a�?We would want to thank all those that participated as well as all sponsors. The professionalism shown by Bekezela Nkala of Dragons also deserves a special mention. He showed that he greatly upholds the spirit of Fair Play as admitted that he had committed a foulA� after the umpires sought his opinion. Rarely do you see such honest players,a�? said Farai adding that Mafikizolo of Pumula South also exhibited a professional approach to the game when they went on to beat Masters after they had already been knocked out on day two of the tournament.

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