Prince Edward Shines At Hammer & Tongues Soccer Tourney

Peterhouse and Kutama
Peterhouse and Kutama in action at the Hammer & Tongues tourney

Prince Edward put in an exceptional performance in the final at the St  George’s Hammer & Tongues invitational on Saturday winning 3-0 against the hosts to claim the cup.

The boys from Prince Edward enjoyed a perfect run up to the final and topped their day off by drubbing Saints on their home turf as well as scooping four individual awards. In the quarter finals, Prince Edward knocked out Kutama with a 2-0 victory before facing Cornway in the semi-finals. It was a tightly contested encounter but the boys from Josiah Tongogara Avenue posted a 4-2 win over Cornway.

In the other semi-final, St George’s upset Marondera 3-0 to set up an all-Harare final. Cornway and Marondera battled for third place, but it wasn’t exactly a battle as Cornway posted an easy 3-0 victory. The loss to Prince Edward in the final was the first for St Georges at this year’s tourney.

The Hammer & Tongues tournament, only in its second year running, has grown from 16 to 20 teams and attracted more corporate sponsors this year. The tournament has stood out as an all inclusive tournament, featuring private schools, government schools as well mission schools. Falcon College and CBC being the teams that came the farthest to take part in the fiesta.

St George’s Hammer & Tongues Invitational
Match Score
QF1 St George’s A 3-2 St John’s College
QF2 Marondera 1-0 Goromonzi
QF3 Churchill 0-2 Cornway
QF4 Prince Edward 2-0 Kutama
SF1 St George’s 3-0 Marondera
SF2 Prince Edward 4-2 Cornway
3rd & 4th Cornway 3-0 Marondera
Final Prince Edward 3-0 St George’s


St George’s Hammer & Tongues Invitational
Award Player School
Tournament’s Best Player Shingai Pasipanodya St Georges College
Goal Keeper of the Tournament Tatenda Mukuruva  Prince Edward
Best Defender Innocent Muringai  Prince Edward
Best Midfielder Tendai Mazhindu  Prince Edward
Most Disciplined Player Nqobile Mbiba  St John’s College
Players’ Player Albert Matova  Cornway College
Most Valuable Player Blessing Nyamuziwa Prince Edward
Top Goal Scorer Kafela P.
Chairman’s Award Tapuwa Makotore St Georges College

Participating schools: St Georges College, Peterhouse, Goromonzi, Mufakose 2 High School, Allan Wilson, Kutama, Watershed, Westridge, Maranatha, Churchill, St John’s College, Falcon College, Marondera High, Prince Edward, St John’s High , Cornway College, CBC, Gateway, Seke 2 High