The under 15 Copa Coca-Cola roars into life today in Bindura with the vetting process having already begun.
The games are being hosted by Chipindura High School and other venues dotted around Bindura.
During the vetting process, most schools lost players to screening, with Mashonaland Central’s Kundayi School, which is in group A boys category, remained with just 10 players.
Not only did teams lose players, but there were also shocking incidences which saw changes in representatives in Matabeleland South and Masvingo provinces.
Matabeleland South representatives in the boys category, Sabiwa’ s dream of playing in the finals disappeared into mere castles after they were replaced by runners up, Mzingwane, based on allegations of fielding players that do not fall under the stipulated age group.
Another surprise change in Masvingo province saw Gutu replacing Desire.
Four time winners in the girls tournament, Chidyamakono of Masvingo Province is seeking to take the title for the fifth time in a row, while Rujeko of Mashonaland Central Province are the defending champions in the boys category.
The Copa Coca-Cola tournament, which is a flagship for the development of boys and girls talent, is in its 29th year of existence for the boys, while 7th year for the girls.