Matanga growth point in Mberengwa South held a sports gala which was sponsored to the tune of over US$10 000 as the government’s community sports initiative torches more interest.

Football and netball teams battled for supremacy in a contest whose objectives included promoting development through sports.

Local Member of Parliament Chiratidzo Iris-Mabuwa noted sport is a natural unifier and its role in advancing development cannot be over emphasized.

Drawn from different wards in the constituency, competing teams were awarded prizes for both the winners and the losers who were also acknowledged for their participation.

The initiative is a result of government’s community sports policy a brainchild of Sports and Recreation Minister Makhosini Hlongwane.