Zimbabweans from all walks of thronged Rufaro Stadium today for a good cause: to donate their share towards Motor Action and Dynamosâ€™ African safari expenses by watching the 2011 edition of the music legends versus football legends which ended 6-3 in favour of the football legends.
Football and music have something in common; even the attendances are almost at par.
Thousands of fans exhibited how strong this shared relation is as they trooped to Rufaro to witness a football fiesta that climaxed with the music legends versus football legends 2011 edition.
Three years in a row, the Oliver Mtukudzi captained musicians side failed to overturn the fortunes.
Although this time the singers increased their scoring prowess with Josh Hozheri, First Farai and Tambaoga found targets, their efforts were not sufficient to see the musicians set a new history in local soccer.
The euphoria around Rufaro radiated a lot of passion with the official kick off ceremony probably earning a record for being one of the longest ever in the history of Zimbabwean football.
Both parties seemingly enjoyed just the thought of meeting one another again in a new year.
The theatre of blunders that followed was overshadowed by the objective to give to the 2 Zimbabwean football giants.
It was also a celebration of life when sungura maestro, Tongai Moyo walked into the pitch as thousands greeted him with a resounding cheer.
Dhewa did not play but his commitment to the cause and his team was shown when he assumed the coaching position of the music legends.
Before the big match, the 2 CAF Champions League representatives, Dynamos and Motor Action had wrestled each other in a tie that DeMbare won 2-1.
The Glamour Boys took the opportunity to convince their multitude of supporters that the exodus is over and it is time for a new genesis as the new blood recently injected into their ranks proving to be worth playing for arguably the biggest football team in the country.
The football fiesta at Rufaro, which commenced at 10.30 in the morning, had also seen the Electronic Media thumping a hapless Print Media by 6-nil.
Thereafter, the expensively assembled Division One outfit, Highfield United had a lesson to teach premiership and former league champions, Gunners beating them by a goal to nil.