The Willard Katsande National Under 18 Cup is now set for the 11th-12th June 2016, to make way for the Zimbabwe Warriors tie against The Flames of Malawi which is scheduled for the 6th of June 2016.
The warriors captain, Willard Katsande is the main sponsor of this annual tournament. This year the tournament, which will be held under the theme, “Football Helps Us Change”, will see a number of provincial soccer teams taking part, as the sponsors have decided to give the tournament a national flair.
Speaking after a local organizing committee meeting held at Sakubva Stadium on the 24th of April, 2016, Panganai Mbaradza said that they had made great progress so far and with eight more weeks ahead, residents of Mutare should brace for yet another exciting soccer extravaganza.
“We had a fruitful meeting today, and l can say at the moment the organizing committee is working flat out to ensure that this years’ edition will be as exciting and entertaining to the residents of Mutare”, said Mbaradza.
The tournament, which is now in its’ third year, has taken a shift from the traditional provincial set up, to a national tournament which will give a number of youths the grand opportunity to expose their talents on the national stage. A number of coaches will grace the occasion, and this year it is likely that some coaches will travel from South Africa, while the national football association will also partake in the tournament to support Katsande.