Midlands State University team has brought home a total of 12 medals from the just ended Zimbabwe Tertiary Institutions Sports Union Games which took place at the University of Zimbabwe in the capital, Harare from the 18th to the 21st of July, 2019.
Four gold medals were won after tantalising performances in the men`s category of the 4 by 100 metre relay, discuss, women soccer and ladies pool. MSU students Munashe Muzira, Caroline Maphosa and Rosyline Dube also walked away with awards for top goal scorer, best goal keeper and player of the tournament respectively. Team MSU went further and clinched silver medals in 200 metres men, the women`s category of 4 by 100 metres, women volleyball and women basketball. Two bronze medals were brought home from the men`s category of 800 metres as well as netball.
MSU Sports Director Mr. James Chivivi described the performance of the team as splendid adding that the event prepared the students for the Zimbabwe National Youth and Paralympics Games which will take place between 27th of July and 10th of August 2019.
“I`m quite happy about the performance especially with the ladies teams. The ladies are carrying the flag of the university because we had gold in pool ladies and we also had gold in women football. Generally am quite impressed by the performance,” he said
The games which were running under the theme, “Keep my medal Captain,” saw participation of the Zimbabwe Universities Sports Association( ZUSA), Zimbabwe Teachers Colleges Sports Associations (ZITCOSA), Technical Education Sports Association of Zimbabwe( TESAZ) all falling under the Ministry of the Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development.