Midlands State University’s dominance in the tertiary institutions sports competitions continues as several athletes and teams won medals at the just-ended Zimbabwe University Sports Associations Cluster 2 games hosted by the University of Zimbabwe from the 19th to the 22nd of May, 2023.
MSU competed in athletics, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, netball and handball and emerged as the overall winners of the tournament.
Speaking on the sidelines of the games the MSU Sports Director Mr. J. Chivivi expressed that excitement at the teams’ impressive performance.
“The performance is impressive.
“Our team has managed to stamp its dominance in these games. Even in the Cluster one games held in Mutare in April, Team MSU was also dominant,” said Mr. Chivivi.
In Athletics, Team MSU were dominant in almost all the track events with both male and female relay teams getting gold medals.
In golf, both men and women scooped gold whereas the coaches, Mr. A. Masuku and Ms. Rudo Mupatsi were voted best coaches.
Handball men, netball won, and tennis men won gold whereas tennis women won bronze, while in volleyball both men and women settled for bronze medals.
Notable performers were Abraham Chifasu in the men’s 10 000m race, as well as Elizabeth Mushore whose prowess in netball sent the crowds cheering.
The MSU relay teams also gave brilliant performances on the tracks.
Sports Director Mr. Chivivi also thanked the athletes and the university at large for the dedication to pursuing excellence in every facet of the university from the academics to sport.
Thirteen universities from across the country participated in the sports extravaganza this year.