Team MSU continued to fly the University flag with distinction on the second day of the Zimbabwe Universities Sports Association (ZUSA) Cluster 2 games currently ongoing at the University of Zimbabwe.
After a satisfactory opening day, in which teams from various disciplines put up commendable performances, the second day provided more of the same with Team MSU putting up determined performances across the board.
The men’s football team put their opening, disappointing goalless draw behind them to steamroll the Reformed Church University by seven goals to nil on their way to a quarter final in which they faced the National University of Science and Technology. MSU edged NUST on penalties and proceeded to the semifinal where the team squared off against the University of Zimbabwe in a tensely contested encounter, which ended 1 all in regulation time. The match resumes tomorrow with extra time to be played to decide the winner.
In rugby, The Titans lost out narrowly in the final to the University of Zimbabwe to settle for silver while the women’s football team continued to outclass their opponents. The ladies beat the University of Zimbabwe by two goals to nil, to qualify for the final.
Not to be outdone, the netball team continued with their clinical performances and proceeded to the finals where the team will face the University of Zimbabwe in yet another highly anticipated encounter.
On the swimming front, Team MSU collected several medals to add to the University’s medal tally. In basketball, the ladies team suffered a narrow defeat in the semi finals, losing to the University of Zimbabwe. The ladies team will now compete in the third place playoff.
The sporting jamboree comes to an end on Sunday, 2 April 2017. We wish Team MSU all the best in the continuing quest for honours.