‘What men can do ladies can do also’ is statement which came to be true when a female coach from Chadyamakono won the Copa Coca Cola trophy for the fifth time eliminating her male counterparts in the process.
Soccer has been deemed a male game over the past years with very few females taking charge of teams.
A story of a female coach from Chadyamakono at the just ended Copa Coca Cola finals in Bindura will serve to motivate other female coaches to bark instructions on the touchline and in the process conquer.
Yeukai Chiruvu curved a piece of history for herself when she led her charges, Chadyamakono for the fifth Copa Coca Cola trophy on the trot in the girls category.
Chiruvu attributed all the team’s triumph to hard work and continuity having been at the helm of the team for six years.
A total of two teams among them winners Chadyamakono and Lobengula had female coaches with some teams having male coaches and female managers.
NASH vice president, Arthur Maposa challenged female teachers to take charge at the same time appealing to the football mother body ZIFA to assist in empowering female coaches with the requisite skills.
For her sterling effort Chiruvu was crowned the best coach of the tournament in the girls category and she received a coaching manual to assist her with coaching skills.
Meanwhile, a total of 40 players were selected for the boys and girls dream team, with the girls team set to play in Cape Town this year.