June/July MMS Player of the Month Short-list Out

The Mark Manolios Player of the Month short-list for the June/July contest is now out. We have combined the two months of second term sports to run at one go. Our generous sponsors, Mark Manolios Sports, have given SSN two vouchers for the two contestants who receive the most votes.

We have a very dynamic short-list this time around, with sports ranging from football to sailing, with students who have proven themselves at the national level and on the international stage. This depth just goes on to prove the vast sporting talent we have in Zimbabwe.

Voting closes on August 22. Cast your vote here .

June/July Shortlist
Prudence Ziumba of Chidyamakono
Prudence Ziumba

Prudence Ziumba¬†– Chidyamakono Secondary School (Football) Prudence Ziumba captained her Masvingo school’s U17 side to victory in the girls’ finals of the Copa Coca Cola Tournament National Final at Gwanzura Stadium in Highfield. With a 1-0 win, Prudence led her team to defeat St Francis of Assisi in the premier girls’ high school soccer national team competition.

Stuart Krog
Stuart Krog

Stuart Krog – St George’s College (Golf) 2013 Zimbabwean Male Golfer of the Year, U6 student Stuart Krog, opened another brilliant season by earning a bronze medal for Zimbabwe at the Africa Youth Games in Botswana on May 31. He then came fifth individually and second as as team in all Africa Championships in Zambia in early June, qualifying Zimbabwe for the the Junior World Cup for the first time since 1993. Stuart led the 4 member Zimbabwean junior national team to the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in June in Nagoya, Japan, where he finished highest for Zimbabwe.

Mazvita Mtisi
Mazvita Mtisi

Mazvita Mtisi – Hillcrest College (Hockey) Mazvita Mtisi led her Hillcrest College girls’ hockey side to take the Silver Girls Cup, scoring two goals in the second half of the final match for a 2-1 victory over Bulawayo Convent. Mazvita contributed massively to the 28 goals her team scored throughout the weekend tourney. Under Mazvita’s leadership, Hillcrest now advances to the Golden Girls group in next year’s premier schools field hockey competition. Mazvita was selected to represent her Province and has represented Zimbabwe in women’s field hockey.

Natazya Chininga
Natazya Chininga

Natazya Chininga – Prince Edward School (Rugby) Form 1 Prince Edward student Natazya Chininga represented Zimbabwe at U13 Craven Week, where he scored six tries, the most for the Zimbabwe side. Natazya plays eighth man, and scored in all games at Craven Week, including two tries against Namibia, helping his side reach sixth place, their highest ranking ever in the tournament.

Anoriniki Hiripis
Anroniki Hiripis

Anroniki Hiripis – Hellenic Academy (Sailing) Anroniki Hiripis represented Zimbabwe in sailing three times this year earlier in the All Africa Games in Maputo, African Champs in Tanzania, and ISAF Laser Worlds. Most recently Anroniki came third in the RS Tera Worlds held in South Africa in late July. In addition to her sailing talent, Anroniki has also represented Zimbabwe in girls’ hockey on the national A team.

Michael Songore
Michael Songore

Michael Songore – Peterhouse College (Track, 200m) Peterhouse College track star Michael Songore qualified to represent Zimbabwe at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Against the world’s best U20 athletes, he ran a 21.68 second 200m race, finishing second in his heat and qualifying for the semi-final round. Sadly, a nagging injury prevented Michael from competing in the semi. Michael was slated to run the final leg of Zimbabwe’s 4x100m relay the following day, but the team was missing one player and thus unable to compete.

 

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