The Surrey /Proton Nash Under 20 national soccer finals roar into life this Friday with 12 teams battling for honours at Marondera high school.

The Under 20 National Association of Secondary School Heads (NASH) soccer tournament will see twelve teams from the country’s ten provinces clashing.

NASH head in charge of football Mr Trainos Mbwirire said the tournament gives clubs an opportunity to scout for talent.

“This tournament gives clubs and scouts an opportunity to identify raw talent which is in abundance in our schools,” said Mbwirire.

Mr Daniel Chipato, a representative of the  sponsors of the  tournament said they have partnered NASH to develop soccer at grassroots level.

“This is a long term partnership between our companies and Nash as we try to develop talent at grassroots level,” he said.

Hosts Marondera high director of coaching Lucky Mutsutsururu is bullish and has declared that the trophy will remain at the school.

“As Marondera high we are promising fireworks,we will only be hospitable on other areas but will be ruthless to our visitors on the pitch so that the trophy remains here,” said Mutsutsururu

The ten provincial representatives are Rusununguko from Mashonaland East, Konde secondary from Mashonaland Central, Gwanda High from Matabeleland South, Tsholotsho High from Matabeleland North, Masvingo’s Gutu High, Rio Tinto Zhombe High from Midlands, Mt Pleasant high from Harare and Mutambara High from Manicaland who will be joined by hosts Marondera High and defending champions Chibi High from Masvingo.