ZIFA will soon be descending on Lower Gweru with soccer coaching seminars aimed at capturing the abundant talent in the rural community.

Maboleni Business Centre was a hive of activity over the weekend as more than 36 schools from across the district of Lower Gweru participated in netball and football competitions, while farmers on the other hand showcased their agriculture produce and traditional crop varieties during the annual Lower Gweru Sports and Agricultural Gala.

The abundant football talent on display left ZIFA Vice President, Omega Sibanda convinced that the local football mother body must do more to tap into this talent.

Sibanda, who is also the Chairperson of the ZIFA Technical Development Committee, said his institution will soon dispatch a team of soccer instructors to impart skills and knowledge on professional football in schools so that the country can produce polished players.

Warriors legend, Ronald ‘Gidiza’ Sibanda also emphasised the importance of basic training in professional football for schools, while women football’s Vice Chairperson, Samukeliso Silengane added her voice towards the promotion of both genders in football.

Those who excelled in the annual sports and agricultural competitions received trophies, sport kits, while farmers won farm implements and prize money.